This old sewing machine with its cheerful flowers was made in Germany. The little size makes it generally accepted as a child’s sewing machine. The sheet metal is painted black and it is decorated with colorful decals featuring flowers that resemble poppies. On the plated bedplate is the Casige trademark of an eagle with its wings out spread, holding a key. Below the trade mark it reads; Made in Germany – British Zone. This toy sewing machine is operated with a cam drive hand wheel and sews a chain stitch. It comes with its original box, table clamp and screwdriver. I believe this is from the late 1940’s.
The machine measures about 7 ¼” to the top of the tension nut on the spool holder and the base measures about 8” by 4 3/8”. It is in very nice condition with minimal wear. The paint has good gloss and the decals are in good condition with minimal wear. There is minor chip wear to the paint. The plating on the bed plate, hand crank and other pieces is good with minimal wear and discoloration. It appears to be complete with no missing parts except for the needle.
The box measures about 8 3/8” by 7 7/8” by 4 5/8” deep. The top of the ship on lid has a nice paper label with a picture of a happy little girl and a generic sewing machine (not the version of the sewing machine being sold). The entire box is covered with the Casige name and logo. There were some pencil marks on the label when I took the picture but most of them have been erased. It is in good condition with light edge and corner wear and fading. On corner of the box has been reinforced with brown paper on both the inside and out. The carboard is not flat, it has warped some over the years. There is one small hole, probably from the spool holder post.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Vintage Toy Sewing Machine with Poppies in Original Box – Casige British Zone Germany