Vintage Singer Miniature Toy Chain Stitch Sewing Machines model No. 20-10 1950s
Vintage Singer Miniature Toy Chain Stitch Sewing Machines model No. 20-10 1950s, with original box.
Size 18 x 18 x 8.5 cm
When the Singer 20 toy sewing machine was introduced in 1910 it was in a league of its own. Although the Singer 20 was of a simple chain stitch design requiring just 40 components, it was very well engineered with a cast iron body. Compared to other toy sewing machines of its era, and indeed since then until the present, it is far more like a miniature adult machine than a child’s toy.
In the 1950’s the 4th major change (model 20-10) saw a completely different look to the machine with an aluminium body with rectangular base, a full width stitch plate and an enclosed mechanism. This was also known as the Singer 20 Sewhandy which came in standard black, tan or cream and very rarely in red or blue.