A random selection of post about travel, and tinkering with mechanical machines. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, manufactured in English speaking parts of the world, but also kayaks and sewing machines. So here you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.
This machine is a little outside the scope of our usual sewing machine collection as it is a toy machine and it is mostly plastic. But it is such a nice representative of the Sixties toy machines that it deserves a place here. It comes complete with a little case, a cheerful manual and a plastic foot control. Yes, it is electric! Batteries not included.
Even though it is small it is a full sewing machine
The manual gives charming projects for the young seamstress.
Yes it is firmly positioned as a girl's toy.
I found the transparent shuttle very interesting. Mechanically it works much like the old Singer 12 machine. Very different from the usual toy machines.