This child’s old sewing machine is a Singer Sew Handy in beige and it comes with the case that makes into a little work table for the machine. The painted metal sewing machine is operated with a cam drive hand wheel and sews a chain stitch. The threading parts are numbered to make it easy for a little girl to thread her own sewing machine. The front of the machine has the gold medallion with the Singer Manufacturing trade mark. Above the medallion it reads Made in Great Britain. The base has a “v” notch that could be used for clamping the machine to a table but this machine comes with a case that makes into its own table. The wood case has a removeable hinged lid and a plastic handle. Inside is a hinged cardboard insert and a wood base that has a spring roller and guards that old the machine snugly in place. When the machine is not being used it can be stored inside the case.
The machine about 6” wide by 6” high excluding the handle and is in nice condition with minor wear and paint loss, primarily on the hand wheel. The plated metal pieces have minimal discoloration and the machine appears to be complete and in working order. It does not come with a separate clamp or instructions.
The case measures about 8 ½” by 11” by 4 ½”. It has all of its original hardware and the hatch works……however, I believe this originally had a paper leatherette covering which has been removed and the wood and Masonite have been refinished. My guess is that the covering got damaged and it was removed to enhance the appearance. Some paper has been torn off the top of the table space which can be seen in the photos. It looks like something might have been glued there and then removed.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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