I've had two encounters with small sewing machines lately, so that's what I'd like to feature today on Show and Tell Wednesday. These small machines may look like toys, but they can actually sew. They were produced by many sewing machine companies for little girls to learn on. Sometimes they were given as a freebie along with the purchase of the larger machine. The early versions were cast iron or tin, known as "tinnies." Before electrical models were available, the machines were run by hand-crank. The 1950's introduced plastic versions.
This small sewing machine of mine was made in Germany, a huge producer of these types of machines, and has some nice decoration on it. I recently found it in a box in my basement. It's probably worth about $65.00: