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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Toy Sewing Machine


When we cleaned out my Dad's house I got this little toy sewing machine. I'm not sure how old it is. It was around when I was young and I always wanted to sew with it but never managed to make it sew even one stitch. It doesn't seem to have a bobbin but maybe it never had one. It needs a good cleaning and then it will look cute in the sewing studio. I tried to take a picture with my hand to show the scale but the camera chose that minute to run out of battery. It is about 7 inches high. Unfortunately the little knob that used to be on the flywheel to turn it is missing. It has gold decorations that may show up more when I clean it. I am wondering if I should use oil or soap and water to clean it. Anyone have any experience with cleaning something like that?

12 comments:

dot said...

No idea but a great treasure.

tami said...

Very cute.

meggie said...

I would try just mild soap & water on a damp cloth. I had a little toy Vulcan machine that did chain stitch, perhaps that one does too?
It is a real little treasure.

Ali Honey said...

Yes I agree - start with the thing least likely to do it any harm, and work your way up if you have to.

Sounds like your Dad had an interesting and productive life. Lucky him with so many grandkids.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, how adorable!!! I always ogle over toy sewing machines at antique shows, but in these parts they go for big bucks!!!! Lucky you to have one that has been in the family.

anne bebbington said...

what a sweet little machine and all the nicer that it will always remind you of your dad

Lily said...

I've never seen one like this before Joyce. Lovely that it's yours now.

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful! What a treasure! I love it!

atet said...

Oh what a lovely treasure, I'd probably try just water first, then maybe a mild soap solution.

I've been without internet so wasn't able to say how sorry I was to hear about your father. He sounds like a wonderful man who will be missed.

Karen said...

Oh, what a nice memory; it is really cute.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I'm no help with the cleaning but had to comment and say "what a save!" It's stunning! Tracey

Shirley Goodwin said...

It looks great even if you don't get it to work.