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Posted 7 years ago

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Hi! I was wondering if anyone could give me a bit more information about this sewing machine.

I'm guessing it's from somewhere in the late 1940s/early 1950s as it was my grandmother's when she was a girl. As can be seen in the photos, it works by turning a wheel. It looks like there should be a knob to turn the wheel but there isn't a knob with it. It's a little scratched up since it's been used by three generations but it doesn't seem to be in horrible condition. There's a small nick in the S in Singer, and it's a bit dusty on top. Under the little gold thing at the bottom that says Trade Mark and stuff, there are a few scratches on the metal, but overall it looks pretty presentable, and last time I checked it still works. I like it because it's got a fair bit of history behind it - I know who owned it before me and stuff - and I like the look of it on the bookshelf in my room. I was wondering if anyone knew a little more about it?

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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 7 years ago
    It looks to be in fair shape . You are right the knob is missing off the handwheel . I do not know much about toy machines . They are not my field of intrest . I do know that people collect these , just not me .
  2. Marie, 7 years ago
    Yes, mine was given to me in 1951 or 52. I have no idea as to value but sometimes they come up on e-bay and price is determined by how complete they are. They will make a nice chain stitch and as you've discovered, they are very sturdy. My other toys from childhood certainly haven't survived.
  3. Bernadette Bernadette, 7 years ago
    The machine is a Singer 20-10 or Sewhandy. They were made in that shape in the 1950s. The earlier Singer 20 has the cast iron frame work and visible arm, they work the same way. Did you have the clamp, manual, box or other parts?

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