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Rare Antique American Gem Toy Sewing Machine For Sale
American Gem Sewing Machine w/ Speed Enhancer This is a great looking, and very hard to find antique child size sewing machine. The overall condition isexcellent. The black japanned finish is nice with minor losses at the base and along the edges. The typical American Gem cast iron sewing machine has a interesting design base that was meant to resemble a real treadle stand. It is unique among toy sewing machines in this respect, and this design sewing machine is a favorite with toy sewing machine collectors and collectors of early full-size machines as well. It is approx 6" across the legs, and stands about 9" tall. This one has the doubly hard to find speed enhancer built into the design. The sewing plate on this example is marked "Pat. Apld For", and in both of the references on sewing machines I have there is no information on the actual maker or any further patent information. I would estimate this machine to date from the 1880's or so from the look and decoration. Check out the small bird in the middle, it is in wonderful condition. As for the rest of the decorations. The trim on the base has some loss of decals but overall good condition. The decorations on the arm are faded but still present. Check out the handpainted gold on the speed enhancer. It looks great. This machinesews a simple chain stitch like other early machines from this era, and a special note should be made that it has oil or lubrication holes at the important bearing points, a feature that would indicate this machine was also marketed as a small working machine for seamstresses and not a simple toy. This sewing machine is all-original with no breaks or cracks in the casting and it has not been touched up. I have cleanedand lubricated this machine. It works flawlessly. The needle is missing I believe a Willcox & Gibbs Needlemay work. This early sewing machine is sure to be a standout in any sewing machine collection! And a really fine addition of Americana, for your collection!
SHIPPING: I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONAL. IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE. FOR USA BUYERS ONLY I WILL BE CHARGING A FLAT RATE OF 25.00 TO SHIP THIS ITEM. ALL ITEMS ARE PROFESSIONALLY PACKED. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING VARIES SO AGAIN PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR SHIPPING QUOTE. THE ITEM WEIGHES UNDER 5 POUNDS BUT ONCE IT PACKED IT WILL PROBABLY BE CLOSER TO 10.
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Rare Antique American Gem Toy Sewing Machine : $1,625