Inside this rather small box you'll find a fully functional sewing machine. As it is a small machine it was often used as a toy but it is a very useful portable sewing machine.
This sewing machine makes a very simple chain stitch and was manufactured from 1946 to 1956 by the Essex Engineering Works. The design was based on the Singer 20 model. This one might have had an electric motor at some time or other, but it works very well with the handcrank now.
This is the rear. You can see were the electric motor was fitted to the base.