Others, this looks to be a cobblers machine so someone who makes shoes based on the accessories but who knows, if anyone does, please educate me! We have cleaned waxed and polished it, it will have the odd patina mark, mostly it's in very fine order throughout. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
Walter Everett was the second of four sons born to Jose Salustiano and Ella Georgine Molins (nee Gibb), the eldest and youngest having died in infancy. In 1912 the Molins Machine Company was formed. Having only limited funds, the Molins brothers, Walter Everett and Harold Bernardo went into partnership with the United Machine Company of Lychburg, Virginia, the controlling shares being held by that company. This effectively left the Molins brothers at being little more than Uniteds agent with United having access to anything that Molins developed.Walter, being the engineer of the two brothers, went to work at United's Dresden factory in Germany. There he stayed for eleven months until the outbreak of WW-I. As an American citizen, he was able to leave Germany via a business trip to Russia and eventually return to London. About this period, Walter Molins had begun to develop a simple packing machine while his brother looked after the business finances. Molins had expanded and moved into larger premises, some disused tram sheds in Evelyn Street, Deptford.
This site was to be their principle factory for the next 60 years until it closed in the mid 1980's. At that period, Molins also had a presence at 59 Holborn Viaduct, the offices of the United Machine Company who they were still tied to. Next door were the offices of rival machine company, American Machine & Foundry Co.
Nearby was the London branch of the Wills cigarette factory. In 1924, Molins came to an agreement with the United Machine Company and acquired the remaining portion of their shares, thereby taking control of their own company. By this time the fortunes of the United Machine Company were beginning to wane in the United States and Germany, after their chairman died it was bought by the Reemtsma cigarette company who in turn passed it over to J.Muller was to later emerge as Molins greatest rival, in the form of Hauni-Werke Korber & Co in Hamburg, the post WW2 offspring of J. From the mid 1920's Molins progress was rapid, during which, they introduced an assortment of new packing and wrapping machines. In 1927 Molins launched their first cigarette making machine, the Mark-I. Designed by Walter and the talented designer, Felix Frederick Ruau who had recently been enticed from the United Machine Company in Lynchburg, Virginia. Molins momentum continued into the thirties with the continual introduction of new models and varietys of machines. Walter Molins was a prolific inventor, he died prematurely but his legacy continued via his son, Desmond Walter Molins.
Walter was married to Ethel Elizabeth Humphreys, they also had a daughter, Phyllis Myfanwy. Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition.
Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN'T BE POSTED.
Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team.