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Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machines

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	"Pet", a Dome-Top Wooden Case Red Model 20 Look-AlikeThe "Pet", a Dome-Top Wooden Case Red Model 20 Look-Alike They say that copying is the highest form of flattery, and Singer toy sewing machines were so popular in their day that it is little wonder that other manufacturers saw the benefit of marketing their own versions of these highly detailed and realistic little machines.  There are a host of look-alike machines that I would classify as "frequently found"---the English "Grain" and "Essex" would fall into this category.  Then there are some that are a bit more "hard to find", such as the Japanese "All" and the "Lead".  The next category up would be examples that are "very hard to find" and in this category I would put the Australian "Peter Pan" and the American "Pfaff".  And then very occasionally a look-alike machine comes along that deserves to be given the designation of "extremely hard to find".  The "Pet" is one such example.  This is a machine that I have never seen in another collection, nor is it pictured in any of the TSM books.  There is no indication as to the country of origin, but it is well-made and beautifully designed.  It is a rich and vivid burgundy red color which my pictures almost do not do justice to.  It is mounted on a wooden base with a dome-shaped cover having the name "Pet" in fancy gold script surrounded by lovely pink roses with golden leaves.  There is also a fancy gold decal with the word "Pet" on the back side of the machine itself.  Perhaps the most unusual and beautiful feature of all is the embossment of roses and leaves that the end panel sports.  And note the unusual placement there of the thread tensioning device.  This toy sewing machine is in excellent condition overall with just one minor apology---there was one small spot of rust on the metal stitch plate just to the front of the seam guide that I have cleaned off and polished.  I have included a picture to show this so you can see that there is still minor evidence of where that spot was, but overall it does not detract.  If you are looking for an extremely unusual variation of a Singer "look alike" toy sewing machine, then this one will definitely fit the bill.

Excellent . .  . . .$675.00        SOLD


Mechanical Nature Antiques / www.Patented-Antiques.com TSM / Toy Sewing Machine SalesEssex / Grain English TSM / Toy Sewing Machine   The Essex TSM Toy sewing machine is a Singer knockoff.  It is English, and a nicely made machine. The suitcase is original and nice.  These were provided with an extension table as seen in the pics.  The original instructions are also included.  These date from the 60's or so.  Very Nice!!

Fine  . . . . . . .$175.00         SOLD!





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	Clamp Bavarian Sewing MachineIntegral Clamp Bavarian Sewing Machine    The Bavarian sewing machine factory that sold this small cast iron sewing machine existed only for a few short years in the 1920's, and examples are rarely found in this country.  All sewing machines with integral clamps are considered rare and desirable.  This one comes to you out of my own collection, and was purchased some years ago.  It's delicate "skeleton-style" body with built-in clamp is in excellent condition.  There are no cracks or breaks in the casting, and nearly all of the original black paint remains, along with much of the decorative gold pinstripe.   It's a rare machine that you will be proud to own and to display!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$695.00         SOLD



Antique Bavarian TSM / Toy Sewing MachineBavarian Skeleton Sewing Machine    The Bavarian sewing machine factory that sold this small cast iron sewing machine existed only for a few short years in the 1920's, and examples are rarely found in this country.   It's a delicate "skeleton-style" body mounted to a board.  There are no cracks or breaks in the casting, and nearly all of the original black paint remains, along with much of the decorative gold pinstripe.  These are harder to find than the ones with the built in clamp.   It's a rare machine that you will be proud to own and to display!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$795.00         SOLD




Bavarian Full Bodied Chain Drive Toy Sewing MachineBavarian Full Bodied Chain Drive Toy Sewing Machine    The Bavarian sewing machine factory that sold this small toy sewing machine existed only for a few short years in the 1920's, and examples are rarely found in this country.   Very unusual, and very nice!!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$895.00         SOLD






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	Muller No. 6 Ladies' Sewing MachineF.W. Muller No. 6 Ladies' Sewing Machine  One of the most strikingly beautiful and ornamental sewing machines ever produced is this elaborately designed Muller No. 6.  The decoration that is cast into the body of this nickel-over-cast iron antique sewing machine is extremely detailed and is accented with gold wash highlights.  Dating from the late 1800's, this is one of the very few models to use a front crank mechanism, and the operation actually functions surprisingly smoothly.  This elegant little machine measures just 5 1/2" across the base.  Most likely this sewing machine was marketed to well-to-do ladies of the time as a "boudoir" or travel machine although it was probably also high on the wish list of young girls as well.

Excellent . . . . . . .$1275.00          SOLD



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	Muller No. 19 Handcrank Antique Sewing Machine in RED!F.W. Muller No. 19 Handcrank Antique Sewing Machine in RED! The Model 19 is most frequently found in black.  It is occasionally found in blue.  But the least frequently found color of all is this, the red model.  These colored examples were apparently made only for export, so just a relatively few number were produced and fewer still have survived.   In many years of buying, selling and collecting small antique sewing machines I have owned probably a dozen or more black Muller 19's and only two blue ones---but this is the very first red Model 19 I have ever had the opportunity to buy, as they are generally seen only in long-time antique sewing machine collections.  This example was purchased out of a home in Sacramento and the benefits of the moderate and dry climate can be seen in its condition.  The red and blue Mullers were coated with a clear finish that over the years inevitably tends to yellow to one degree or another, and I have seen blue models that look more green than blue because of this.  And although this red example shows the ever slightest change of color I do think it would rate a "very good" on anybody's condition scale.  The decals are bright and colorful and show little to no wear.  The metalwork shows a little oxidation here and there, but overall the machine displays beautifully.

Excellent  . . . . . .$975.00        SOLD



Blue F.W. Muller No. 19  Antique Sewing Machine / TSMBlue F.W. Muller No. 19  Antique Sewing Machine / TSM The Muller Model 19 is most frequently found in black.  This one shows some wear, but is overall pretty nice.  The decoration in the middle of the top is a large M, not a W.

Good . . . . . . .$775.00        SOLD






French Lakner Sewing MachineUnusual Small French Lakner Sewing Machine This diminutive antique sewing machine measures just 6" or so in length.  According to sewing machine collector and author Rita Koym it was manufactured by a French firm by the name of Lakner.  This machine is nickel plated and the casting is extremely delicate.  Some of its unusual features include a built-in folding clamp, double spool pins, and an extremely unusual horizontal rather than vertical thread looper on the underside of the base.  The nickel plating is worn off in spots, and the machine could benefit from a polishing / cleaning, but it is in otherwise very presentable condition!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$675.00        SOLD



Moldacot Pocket Sewing MachineMoldacot Pocket Sewing Machine This small clamp-on lockstitch machine, patented in 1885 by a S. A. Rosenthal, operates with an amazingly tiny bobbin / shuttle.  It is a machine of historical importance as it operates using a distinctly different design principle and is unlike any others that were being made at the time or have since been manufactured.  These complex sewing devices were only made for a few short years, and there are several model variations available.  This example, the solid wheel version, is marked "No. 23787 Moldacot Patent  Made in Germany".  It retains most of  it's nickel finish showing just minor loss here and there, and it is complete right down to the shuttle and needle.  If you do not have this sewing machine in your collection, this piece that will add a new dimension and interest whether it is focused on full size sewing machines, child size, or like ours,  those machines with a built-in clamp.

Excellent  . . . . . . .$475.00         SOLD








Moldacot Sewing MachineMoldacot Sewing Machine This small clamp-on lockstitch machine, patented in 1885 by a S. A. Rosenthal.  These complex sewing devices were only made for a few short years, and there are several model variations available.  This example retains most of  it's nickel finish showing just minor loss here and there.  It is complete right down to the shuttle and needle. 

Excellent  . . . . . . .$550.00         SOLD





Moldacot Sewing Machine in Original BoxMoldacot Sewing Machine in Original Box This small clamp-on lockstitch machine, patented in 1885 by a S. A. Rosenthal.  These complex sewing devices were only made for a few short years, and there are several model variations available.  This example retains most of  it's nickel finish showing just minor loss here and there.  It is complete right down to the shuttle and needle. 

Excellent  . . . . . . .$975.00         SOLD





Lead TSM Toy Sewing Machine"Lead" TSM Toy Sewing Machine in Wooden Dome Case The English produced a few different "copies" of the earlier model Singer toy sewing machine over the years, and although the Lead looks very similar to the English versions it was actually made in Japan.  The Lead is a nice looking machine and very well done.  They went the extra step on the upgraded model like this by putting it on a wooden base and adding a wooden curved dome top.  Very nice!!

Very Good . . . . .$175.00        SOLD!   



French Baby Sewing MachineFrench Baby Toy Sewing Machine / TSM    This French Toy Sewing Machine / TSM is a very unusual one to find here in the US.  It has a steel top body, and a heavy cast iron base.  This is a very unusual combination.  The overall condition is like new.  The is virtually no wear to the paint or decals.  The stitch plate is marked with the name Baby as well as a logo which Thomas identifies as being by Robert Wybo.  This is a pretty hard to find machine that only turns up occasionally. 

Good + . . . . . . .$375.00        SOLD!




Cast Iron French Baby TSM / Toy Sewing MachineCast Iron French Baby TSM / Toy Sewing Machine w/ Original Box  This cast iron French TSM is is very nice condition.  The decorations and paint are near perfect, and there is no rust or pitting on the exposed metal parts.  This is a nice machine that I have never had before.  The one pictured in Thomas's book belonged to Marge Abel, a US collector of highest regard.  You are not going to find a nicer example than this, here or there.

Good + . . . . . . .$475.00         SOLD!





French Baby Toy Sewing Machine / TSMFrench "Baby" Toy Sewing Machine / TSM   These nice looking cast iron TSM's are very similar in design to the German Mullers.  They were made in at least a couple of different sizes. They can be found with domes also.  A nice looking toy sewing machine that is rarely found here in the US! 

Good +. . . . . . .$575.00         SOLD!






Gold Medal Toy Sewing Machine"Gold Medal" Toy Sewing Machine   The market for TSM's got so hot for a while that it became difficult to find different machines, and collectors were so eager that they would pay crazy money for a machine that they had not seen before.  A place where Will met Desire.  If that is too subtle for you, these machines are repainted Leads with a new and different decal applied.  I have been told a few sold for big bucks, but after a bit Sanity met Greed.

FAKE!!. . . . .SOLD!




Chinese Knock-Off of German TSM / Toy Sewing MachineChinese Knock-Off of German TSM / Toy Sewing Machine Back around the turn of the century, and that would be this century, when things were good, and there were more collectors than TSM machines around, some enterprising entrepreneur, nobody seems to know exactly who, put in an order for some Chinese outfit to make this sewing machine.  It was really quite nicely done. And when they first appeared a few sold for stupid money, but after a bit the truth bubbled up, interest waned, and prices dropped.  They must not have made too many because you do not see them around all the time.  A must have for the complete collection.

Fine . . . . . . . SOLD!





Antique Hand-Crank Cast Iron Colibri Sewing MachineAntique Hand-Crank Cast Iron Colibri Sewing Machine  This beautiful and elegant antique sewing machine was manufactured by Bremner & Bruckmann in Germany near the turn of the century.  This Colibri should not be confused with the more commonly found Muller 12.  This is a very nice antique sewing machine that is not typically found in the US.  Measuring just under 12" across it is slightly larger than most "toy" machines, and was promoted as a machine that could be used by adults as well as by children.  It is highly decorated with gold, red and green decals and has a lovely footed base.  The body of the machine is hinged to the base and when you release the screw you can tilt back the machine to reveal a little storage compartment that would have held the machine's accessories.  This example still retains the seam guide and a piping guide, as well as a little needle case with two sewing machine needles, and the original (although brittle and torn) instruction sheet.  The condition of the machine is exceptional.  The machine itself is near mint.  Even the outside of the tin domed cover, which is oftentimes found worn or dented, is very nice.

Fine . . . . . . .$495.00        SOLD!



Antique German / Bavarian Chain Drive Toy Sewing MachineGerman / Bavarian Chain Drive Toy Sewing Machine   It is speculated in Glenda Thomas's book on TSM's that this style sewing machine was produced in the first quarter of the 1900's by an unknown maker and distributed by an outfit called Bayerische Nahmaschinenfabrik A.G.  This German firm was not nearly as prolific a maker as Casige or Muller or many of the other toy sewing machine manufacturers of the day, and their machines are highly collectible because of their relative scarcity.  It is an unusual design with a chain drive mechanism.  The condition is very nice, and it is sure to be a highlight of the collection. 

Fine . . . . . . .$695.00        SOLD!



Peter Pan TSM / Toy Sewing Machine"Peter Pan" TSM / Toy Sewing Machine   The Peter Pan TSM hails from down under Australia way and is a very hard to find TSM here in the US.  The basic body design is very similar to a Singer toy, but the wheel is different and the color is as well.  The decal and paint on this example are very nice and it will be hard to find a nicer example. 

Excellent . . . . .$275.00        SOLD!


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This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
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