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Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machines / TSM's

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antique toy sewing machines we have sold.
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Prices seen span a long period of time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
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Muller # 12 TSM / Toy Sewing MachineMuller # 12 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine   This Muller 12 cast iron toy sewing machine / TSM is in very nice condition. 

Good + . . . . . . . $175.00         SOLD!







Bing Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSMBing Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSM   These nice looking cast iron TSM's are German despite the writing on the base that speaks about an American Patent.  It is a well built heavy cast iron machine that is pretty hard to find, especially in this nice condition.  .  A nice looking toy sewing machine! 

Good +. . . . . . .$395.00         SOLD!





German Muller #15 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSMGerman Muller #15 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSM   This example is near mint compared to the one above.  A lot of Dealers would call that one mint.  You get what you pay for, and hence the higher price here. 

Good +. . . . . . .$275.00         SOLD!






Casige Model 6 TSM / Toy Sewing MachineCasige Model 6 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine   This was the Casige answer to the Muller model #12 sewing machine.  It is about the same size, and looks somewhat like it.   The Casige #6 t is far harder to find though.  I have had dozens of the Muller 12 over the years, and this is the first of these I have had.  The condition is very nice.  There is some wear to the decals, but overall it is very nice.  The gearing for the drive works well, and it runs smoothly.  Note how you can flip the top back, and see all the other little goodies included including the original oil can.     

Good + . . . . . . .$575.00        SOLD!



Muller #20 Toy / Travel Size / Child-Size Antique Sewing MachineMuller #20 Toy / Travel Size / Child-Size Antique Sewing Machine  Muller was the largest and best known of the early German makers of toy sewing machines.  They made a number of different models in both cast iron and sheet steel, or "Tinnies" as they are known.  This is the Model 20, the smallest of the cast iron toys they produced. 

The condition of this example is nice with over 95% of the original finish intact.  The metal parts have developed a nice even patina over the last 100 years or so.  There is no major rust or pitting.  A nice example that has a great look and form to add to the collection.

Very Good . . . . .$250.00         SOLD!



Flora 
	Cast Iron Sewing MachineFlora Cast Iron Sewing Machine  This machine is believed to have been made in Germany and is a variation of another hard-to-find machine with the curious name of "Dr. Houg's Baby".  Take a look at all the pictures to see the very uncommon handwheel design.  The machine also utilized the same type of walking presser foot mechanism seen in the early "New England" type sewing machines.  The Flora was promoted as being a real working portable sewing machine small enough to be used by children as well as by adults.  This example still has its original tin "lunchpail"-shaped lithographed tin carry case.

Good . . . . .$1750.00         SOLD



Antique Hand-Crank Casige #103 Sewing MachineAntique Hand-Crank Casige #103 Sewing Machine  This beautiful and elegant antique sewing machine was manufactured by Casige in Germany near the turn of the century.  The condition of the machine is exceptional.  The machine itself is near mint. 

Very Good / Exc. . . . . . . .$750.00    SOLD





Westphalia Toy Sewing MachineAntique Casige #7 Westfalia Toy Sewing Machine  The stitch plate is marked "Made in Germany" and as can be seen there is a decal / emblem on the body that says "Westfalia".  Other than that there is no ID, but Glenda Thomas and other collectors have identified it as a Casige #7.  

It has a very unusual drive mechanism with a fiberboard or pressed cardboard gear is attached to the inside of the handcrank.  This is only the second one of these I have ever seen, and the gear on the other one was missing. 

The overall condition is great with the original paint and decorations being near perfect. A very beautiful and hard to find machine that will be a highlight of the collection. 

Very Good . . . . . . . .$1275.00 SOLD



German Muller #12 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSMGerman Muller #12 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSM   The Muller 12 was the largest of the toy size machines that were produced by the famous maker Muller.  It looks to have been used very little, but the paint has suffered from years of storage in an attic or other hot space.  There is considerable crazing to the finish.     Nice!!

Good + . . . . . . .$275.00         SOLD!





Muller #6 Toy / Travel Size / Child-Size Antique Sewing MachineMuller #6 Toy / Travel Size / Child-Size Antique Sewing Machine    Muller was the largest and best known of the early German makers of toy sewing machines.  They made a number of different models in both cast iron and sheet steel, or "Tinnies" as they are known.  This is the Model 6, one of their upgraded and higher end machines that they offered.   

The condition of this example is OK.  Originally they were nickel plated and had a gold wash on the high points.  A lot of that gold wash is gone.  The metal parts have developed a nice even patina over the last 100 years or so and there is some light pitting on the stitch plate.  There is no major rust or pitting.  A nice example at a very reasonable price.

Good . . . . . .$475.00        SOLD!



Bremer & Bruckmann Colibri Toy Sewing Machine / TSMBremer & Bruckmann Colibri Toy Sewing Machine / TSM    This German toy sewing machine is in very nice condition. The Dome top fits well and locks onto the machine as it should.    It is not marked with the name, but the company logo is stamped or engraved in the top of the sewing plate.  It is similar in size and function like the Muller 12.  This interesting and large toy machine has the same flip back feature to reveal a small storage area under the head in the base.  There are two packs of needles included, which are a rare find in themselves as well as some other things pictured.  Also included are an original instruction manual in English.  From the markings it would appear this machine was distributed in England.  Thomas' first book shows a similar machine with different decoration on the body.  She states they could also be called the Gem, or the Lilliput.  She also mentions an American distributer here in the US in Oakland CA.  A nice machine that is not common and seldom seen in this nice condition.  . 

Good +. . . . . . .$575.00          SOLD!



Westphalia TSM Toy Sewing MachineAntique Casige #7 Westfalia Toy Sewing Machine  The stitch plate is marked "Made in Germany" and as can be seen there is a decal / emblem on the body that says "Westfalia".  Other than that there is no ID, but Glenda Thomas and other collectors have identified it as a Casige #7.  

This machine is identical to the machine above except that Casige, for whatever reason, "fixed" the drive mechanism issue that those with the fiberboard gearing had by using a metal gear on this example.   I am not sure if this was the first and better model that was later cheapened with the fiberboard gear, or the second model that was introduced to "fix" the other problem. 

The overall condition is great with the original paint and decorations being near perfect. A very beautiful and hard to find machine that will be a highlight of the collection. 

Very Good . . . . . .$1275.00        SOLD! 


Muller Model 10 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSMMuller Model 20 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSM  The cast iron Muller 20 is a nice looking toy.  The condition of this example is good, noting some losses. 

Good . . . . . . .$375.00        SOLD!







Muller Model 10 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSMMuller Model 10 Cast Iron Toy Sewing Machine / TSM  The Muller 10 is much harder to find than the look alike / similar Muller 20.  They were probably made about the same time near the turn of the century, but the #20 with the more decorative base must have been much more popular as many more are seen.  The condition of this example is good, noting some losses to the gold highlighting. 

Good . . . . . . .$375.00        SOLD!







Muller 
	20 Cast Iron Small Antique Sewing MachineMuller 20 Cast Iron Small Antique Sewing Machine   The F. W. Muller Company was one of Germany's premier toy sewing machine manufacturers.  This cast iron sewing machine, designated as their Model 20,  dates from around 1900 and is both decorative and elegant in design.  It measures about 4" x 6" at the base and is about 6 1/4" tall.  The overall condition of this example is very good with some minor crackle to the finish of the paint and vivid gold decoration.  The stitchplate, handwheel and the other unpainted metal parts had some surface rust which I have cleaned off, so they are missing nickel, darker in finish and not shiny-bright.  The needle is missing but the set screw is included.

Excellent . . . . . . . .$375.00        SOLD



Bing 
	Werke Cast Iron Sewing Machine in the BoxBing Werke Cast Iron Sewing Machine in the Box  This well-renowned maker of toy trains, ships, doll houses and small sewing machines from Bavaria produced this wonderful cast iron model that is decorated with lovely gold geometric designs prior to the First World War. The most desirable feature of this vintage sewing machine is the chain-drive mechanism contained within the body.  The design aspect of this chain-drive is far superior to the mechanisms used in most machines, and thus it operates smoothly and effortlessly. This example is in its original yellow cardboard box.  This machine is outstanding in its condition and includes the original clamp as well as the brightly colored box.  There is a minor amount of paint missing on the base from where the clamp has been affixed, but the overall the paint is great, the decals are excellent, and the nickel plating is bright and shiny.  If you are looking for a really fine example of this machine, this one will fit the bill!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$295.00         SOLD



Mueller 10 Toy Sewing MachineMuller Cast Iron Child-Size Antique Sewing Machine  This is a very rare and unusual variation of a German Muller Toy Sewing Machine.  Note the design and decoration of the base.  It is different from both the #10 and #8.   The wrap around cover at the top to hide the needle mechanism is very unusual as well.  Thomas's book has one pictured, but offers little additional information.  You will love the condition of this machine!

Very Good. . . . . . . .$1275.00        SOLD







Antikque Muller 20 Cast Iron Toy Sewing MachineMuller 20 Cast Iron Child-Size Antique Sewing Machine  This is an unusual variation of a German Muller Toy Sewing Machine.  Note the design and decoration of the base.  It is different from both the #10 and #8.   The wrap around cover at the top to hide the needle mechanism is very unusual as well.  Thomas's book has one pictured, but offers little additional information.  You will love the condition of this machine!

Very Good. . . . . . . . SOLD





Bavarian TSM Toy Sewing MachineBavarian "Skelton" Child-Size Antique Sewing Machine on Board  This is a  rare and unusual toy sewing machine that is German / Bavarian and dates from near the turn of the century.  This model is affectionately known as the "skeleton" because of it thin cast iron form.  This style sewing machine can be found in a model with a built-in clamp, as well as this harder-to-find fiddle base variation on a wooden base.  The paint is original, and there is some gold highlighting decoration.   The condition of this delicate and gracefully formed toy sewing machine is very nice and it displays very nicely.  Highly recommended! 

Very Good . . . . . . . .$1075.00       SOLD



Antique German TSM"Pedestal Base" Casige Model #3 Toy Sewing Machine   The colorful decals depicting roses and vines on this cast iron toy sewing machine are in super condition.  It is a hard to find variation.  The body is cast iron with an unusual two-legged pedestal design attached to a flat cast base set into its original wooden base.  The sew plate is marked "Made in Germany".

Good+. . . . . . .$975.00           SOLD





Sandt Princess Toy Sewing MachineSandt "Princess" Toy Sewing Machine   This and the figural TSM known as the Clown are two of the rarest and most sought after and desirable of all antique sewing machines.  I brokered the sale of this rare machine putting a top tier collector together with a seller who was leery of running their found treasure through an auction.  All parties were happy with the end result.  I can and will help you sell your rare sewing machines.

Good+. . . . . . . . SOLD




Mechanical Nature Antiques / www.Patented-Antiques.com TSM / Toy Sewing Machine SalesDecker Sewing Machine w/ Original Box / Suitcase   This Martin Decker Kipic TSM / Toy Sewing Machine is an unusual and hard to find toy sewing machine. They are discussed in Thomas's book and she says they are German and were offered for sale by Pfaff for Martin Decker. This is only the second one I have ever seen in person. The head seems to be made of polished Aluminum, and the base cast iron. It is a nice design and quite different from many other toys.

The condition is exceptional, and it includes the original suitcase / box.   The Decker is a very unusual antique toy sewing machine, and a must have for any advanced sewing collection. 

Fine  . . . . . . .$275.00        SOLD!



Muller #6 Toy Sewing Machine / TSM in Original BoxMuller #6 Toy Sewing Machine / TSM in Original Box  The Muller #6 is one of the most strikingly beautiful and ornamental toy size sewing machines produced.  They were first introduced in the 1890's and production ceased with the start of WWI.  The machine is cast iron and the decoration that is cast into the body is extremely detailed.   The sewing machine was then nickel plated and finished with a gold wash highlights.  It gives it a great look.

It is very rare to find them in their original boxes.  Few other machines came in wooden boxes. On the inside of the box lid are paper instructions for the other front crank sewing machine of the F.W. Muller line.  There is a website that can be found that pictures a couple other variations of the box.  Muller must have used the same box for several of their models, and they obviously were exporting these sewing machines to all parts of Europe as well as the US as these instructions are written in Italian!  

The Muller 6 is one of the very few model TSMs to use a front crank mechanism.  The operation functions smoothly.  This elegant little machine measures just 5 1/2" across the base. The machine itself retains nearly all of its gold highlights and is extremely bright and shiny.  The stitch plate is clearly marked "Muller 6 Kinder-Nahmaschine".  This one is an absolute showpiece!!

Fine . . . . . . .  SOLD!

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This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
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For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

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