Street Use

Cobbler’s Machine in Yunnan

Coming up are a bunch of examples of street use technology I saw on my recent trip to Yunnan, China.

This one is a very nice cobbler’s sewing machine used by cobblers to fix shoes on the street. It’s hand cranked, uses heavy canvas thread and has a very long neck allowing you to shove the shoe onto the anvil throat. Very nice machine.


Posted on May 8, 2007 at 5:17 am | comments


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