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Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSM Beige Crinkle Finish Singer SewHandy in Matching Suitcase  This is yet another example of the many variations of Singer toy sewing machines that were manufactured and marketed during the company's long and illustrious production history.  This is the crinkle beige finish 7-spoke model SewHandy and it comes in a matching suitcase specially fitted to hold the machine.  There is even a little elastic holder for the matching beige crinkle finish clamp.  The suitcase is in very good condition inside and out.  The machine and clamp are in excellent condition.  The machine does have the thread tensioner disks, spring, and retaining nut parts although they do not show in the picture.  Included is a darling 1953 dated instruction booklet titled "How to use your Singer SewHandy:"  Don't let this great example slip by if you are looking for something special to add to your Singer toy collection.

Very Good..........$195.00     SOLD!



Singer Model 20 TSM in Original Box1926 Singer Model 20 TSM in Original Box     This 1926 era Model 20 is in outstanding condition and comes complete with a hard-to-find variation of the original box.  This model was produced into the 1930's and my guess is that this box was one of the later variations that was given a more "up-to-date" look.  The graphics are super, picturing a young girl sewing little clothes on her Model 20, surrounded by three very lifelike dolls.  There is some wear to the box, but overall it displays well.  The machine itself is in excellent condition and looks like it has seen very little use.  The paint is excellent---the metal work is still retains its mirror-like shine.  The clamp is present and also included is the original little screwdriver.  If you are looking for a really well-kept example in an unusual box, this is the one for you!

Very Good..........$250.00     SOLD!



Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMSinger Model 20 4-Spoke Toy Sewing Machine in the Box   This toy sewing machine, dating from 1910, was the very first model that Singer produced.  It is recognizable by the design of the handwheel which is referred to the X-wheel or the 4-spoke.  This machine is often considered to be historically significant in that it was the one that launched what would become Singer's incredibly successful idea of marketing their name to generations of future sewing machine consumers.  This example is not only in excellent condition---it comes complete with the proper original box.  The proper box for this model is smaller in size than the box that was used for subsequent models of the Singer 20, the salient feature being that in order for this machine to fit in the box the little wooden knob on the handwheel had to be unscrewed and removed.  That probably explains why although these early  machines are seen with some degree of regularity, so few of them with these early boxes are ever found.  What was the point of keeping the box if the machine had to be "disassembled" every time the little girl wanted to put it away.  This example looks like it saw little or no use as it is in excellent condition and complete with its clamp.  The black paint is shiny, the gold decals are excellent, and the nickeled metalwork is bright with no rust.  The box has been reinforced with brown tape inside the top and around the outside of the bottom, and although it shows the expected wear at the edges it displays well.  This Singer toy sewing machine is in top-notch collector condition.

Very Good..........$225.00     SOLD!



Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMSmooth Tan Finish Singer SewHandy Machine Only   If you are looking for the just the machine pictured above in the same smooth tan finish (but without the box), here it is.  This example is also in super condition and marked "Made in Great Britain".  It features the same beige solid construction handwheel, numbered thread routing, and upper thread tensioner.  This example likewise shows minimal signs of use.

Very Good..........$85.00     SOLD!





Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMUnusual French Singer Sew Handy Toy Sewing Machine in Box   These unusual colored 1950's Singer Sew Handy TSM's are rarely found in this country, and are certainly less common than the beautiful little red and blue American Singer toys that you are more apt to find.  I have seen the French Singers in a pale metallic green color before, but this is another color yet.  I guess I would call it a silvery metallic "mocha", and quite different in color altogether from the shiny tan or crinkle brownish-beige SewHandy's that you see.  I have included a number of pictures so you can get a good look at this pretty machine.  Condition-wise it's very, very nice with just a little paint missing from the edges of the clamp and from the V-notch on the machine's base.  The decals are excellent and it is complete with the colorful French language instructions.  There is also a cute French pattern for doll clothes that has been opened but does not appear to have been used.  The box is in good condition overall with some minor edge scuffs.  If you are a serious Singer collector, this one is a must!

Very Good..........$450.00     SOLD!




Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSM1914 Singer Model 20 TSM in the Box    This was Singer's second model design and it features a nickel plated spiral handwheel with 8 spokes.  The thread tension regulator was added to this model (which the earlier 1910 era 4-spoke model lacked), but the thread route is not numbered on this model machine---that would come as an "improvement" on later models.  The groove for the table clamp is flat and squared off on this version rather than the V-shape groove that would be seen on the next models.  This example comes complete with its table hold-down clamp and its original box.  The box that was used for this model is the same size as the one that was used for the 1910 model, which means that in order to fit the machine in the box one had to remove the wooden handle and screw on the wheel.  (In later models the box was made a little larger so the handle did not have to be removed for storage.)  This example is complete with the little screw driver that was provided to remove it.   This machine is in supurb condition---there are just a couple of small nicks in the finish where the clamp was affixed, but overall it is extremely bright and shiny and one of the nicest condition-wize that we have had.  It is complete with its seam guide (a piece that is almost always missing) as well as the original instructions dated 1914.  The child that owned it "practiced" sewing on them, but she obviously gave up the craft after several tries and put the machine back up on the shelf for the next 90 years.  The box shows some minor wear and the outside of the box bottom has been carefully reinforced at the seams with wide brown paper tape to stabilize its condition.  This 1914 model is one of the harder Singer toys to find, especially still in the box, and this example is one you are not likely to ever find in nicer condition.

Very Good..........$250.00     SOLD!



Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMElectric Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine   Singer not only made hand-crank toy sewing machines for children, they also made several different electric versions, I guess for those children who really did want a machine "just like Mom's".  This is the black Model 20 machine equipped with a real Singer electric motor and a belt drive to power the machine.  Plug it in and go!  This toy is all original and complete with its table clamp as well.

Very Good..........$225.00     SOLD!





Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSM Black Singer Model 20-10 "SewHandy" Toy Sewing Machine in the Box     This 1950's example is  in super condition and looks as though it was hardly played with!  It comes to you in its original box and the graphics are wonderful!  What little girl wouldn't have wanted one!  The machine itself is shiny and bright and complete with its table clamp, original instruction booklet, and even its own little screwdriver.  If you are looking for condition you will not be disappointed with this one.

Very Good..........$150.00     SOLD!




Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSM7-Spoke Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine in the Box    The discussion often arises as to whether these little antique Singer sewing machines were salesman samples, toys, or actual hand-operated sewing machines.  In fact, because Isaac Merritt Singer was a shrewd businessman as well as a brilliant inventor, they were marketed in as many ways as possible.  Advertisements geared toward children, especially during the holidays,  promoted them as "a way to learn the basic principles of sewing while making Dolly's clothes", while ads directed toward adults tout them as being "easily packed into a lady's traveling bag or suitcase, handy and convenient for vacation use".  This Singer 20 example is known as the 1922 model, and features the black painted 7-spoke handwheel with a nickel plated rim. It does not have the thread route numbering system that was added to their models in later years.  This machine is in excellent condition with nearly 100% of the original black paint and gold decals intact, and no rust on the metal parts.  A portion of the felt on the bottom pad is missing.  But it has seen little if any use and has been carefully stored over the years, and it includes the original clamp.  The cardboard box has some scuffing, particularly around the edges, and there is a tear forming that goes across the box top which you can see in the pictures.  The box bottom has been reinforced with brown Kraft tape.  Overall I would grade the box as pretty good, although certainly not excellent.  I often see these machines without their boxes or clamps in antique shops priced higher than what you can buy this one in the box for.

Very Good..........$225.00     SOLD!



Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMSmooth Tan Finish Singer SewHandy in the Box   This adorable child's Singer features the smooth tan painted finish and solid handwheel construction.  The machine is in very good condition, including the Singer decal and emblem.  The machine is marked "Made in Great Britain".  But perhaps best of all is that this example still retains its original 1950's vintage green and pink box, along with a colorful and wonderfully illustrated "picture book" style instruction manual.  The Singer Manufacturing Company was at its peak at this time, and their children's machines were one more way to promote the company name and expand their worldwide sewing machine empire.  The cover of this instruction booklet, with its images of girls from around the globe, says it all!  The variety of boxes and cases that Singer produced over the years for their toy line is a testament to their incredible popularity at that time.  And for Singer collectors today all of these variations make for a wealth of collecting opportunity!

Very Good..........$150.00     SOLD!



Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMRed Singer Model 20-10 Sewing Machine in the Case     This magnificent red Singer SewHandy comes complete with it's fold-out case and original instruction booklet.  These colored Singers were made for just a short period of time, and this example is in show-it-off condition.

Very Good..........$595.00     SOLD!





Singer Toy Sewing Machine TSMMade in Turkey Singer Model 20 TSM   There has been much discussion in toy sewing machine circles surrounding the classification of this little Singer machine.  Is it a genuine Singer or is it a reproduction?  Bob Campbell, in his excellent TSM online chat forum called the TSM Digest, summed it up this way:  "The made-in-Turkey is a genuine Singer. They tried marketing the toy as a classic re-issue of the original 7-spoke. It was not up to Singer's usual production standards, however to me it is simply not correct to call this a reproduction since it was sold and made by Singer in the late 1980's. There are some very subtle differences between the early 7-spokes and the K-20 (as Singer designated the made-in-Turkey.)  It's not a fake ... it's genuine Singer.  In good condition it's just as valuable as the early 7-spokes and probably a little rarer since Singer produced it for relatively fewer years than the early 7-spokes."  This example is in great condition and still with its original box with instruction manual.  If you are a serious Singer collector, this one is a must!

Good . . . . .  $95.00       SOLD




Singer Model 20-10 Sewing Machine w/ Maniquin / Box & MoreSinger Model 20-10 Sewing Machine w/ Mannequin / Box & More   The Singer Mannequin set w/ a model 20-10 sewing machine is one of the most desirable and hardest to find of all Singer toy sewing machines produced.  It was offered to children so they could learn to love to sit at home using their Singer sewing machine to create clothes for themselves and their families.  I wonder how many little girls at this period in the late 50's 60's were thinking about becoming fashion designers and this was their first stepping stone to that path instead. 

The overall condition is very nice.  In addition to the oversize suitcase to hold all the accessories and tools shown, we have a very nice 20-10 machine, the mannequin that is damage free, a pattern, and the original cloth for the first dress to be made as well as other material, the clamp and more.

This is a pretty hard to find machine that only turns up occasionally and rarely in this nice condition.. 

Good + . . . . . . . $495.00     SOLD!



1st Model Singer 20-10 TSM Toy Sewing Machine1st Model Singer 20 TSM Toy Sewing Machine   This is a nice example of the Singer 20 first model TSM toy sewing machine.  Nearly all the original black finish remains, and the decals are nice as well.  Dating from 1910 it has the distinctive 4 spoke crank wheel which identifies it as the first model that Singer produced.  These little machines are oftentimes called salesman samples, but they are a toy machine and were offered as such to plant the seed of the name in the young girl so that she would be inclined to buy a "real" Singer sewing machine after she grew up.  Very nice!!

Very Good . . . . . $195.00     SOLD!   





Singer Model 20-10 Beige TSM / Toy Sewing Machine in Orange SuitcaseSinger Model 20-10 Beige Electric TSM / Toy Sewing Machine in Orange Suitcase  This is a nice example of the Beige Singer 20-10 TSM toy sewing machine.   It is the electrified model, and is operational.  Very nice!!

Very Good . . . . . $195.00     SOLD!







Singer Red Wheel Model 20 Toy Sewing MachineSinger Red Wheel Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine  The red wheel Singer Model 20 is considered a rare machine.   When things get that reputation other people begin to think of ways to profit from that.  Here is a machine that had never been seen before up until a few years ago, and when the first few were offered up they sold for 5 - 10 times what a typical one brought.  Most originated from one dealer and came straight from her garage. 

Good + . . . . $95.00     SOLD!









French Singer 20-10 TSM Toy Sewing Machine w/ BoxFrench Singer 20-10 Hammertone Finish TSM Toy Sewing Machine w/ Box  This is a rare variation of the Singer Model 20-10 sewing machine.  Do not confuse it with the common beige or light brown models you see.  This one is French and its finish is a metallic hammertone champagne finish that would be just as unusual as the red or blue versions that you see from time to time.  The note on the bottom says that one of these is not pictured in Glenda Thomas's books pointing further to the fact that it is a very unusual model.  Very nice!!

Very Good . . . .. $375.00     SOLD!






Singer Model 20 -10 Black Sewing MachineSinger Model 20 -10 Black Sewing Machine w/ Original Box   This Singer Model 20-10 Sewing Machine is in like new unused condition.  It has its clamp.  It is the model that only fits in its box when the wooden knob is removed.  That is here as well.  It even has a package of the hard to find toy needles.  None Nicer!! 

Good + . . . . . . . $195.00     SOLD!








Singer Model 20 antique toy sewing machineSinger Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine    The cosmetic condition is very nice---it looks to have not been played with much.  Although these little Singers were promoted as "real sewing machines" the operation of the handwheel on this one, like others I've had, is somewhat stiff.  Great for display in a collection, but if you want one for your daughter or granddaughter to sew on buy her a Featherweight!  Trying to use one of these would probably ruin her aspirations! 

Fine. . . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!





Blue Singer 20-10  TSM Toy Sewing Machine w/ BoxBlue Singer 20-10  TSM Toy Sewing Machine  This is a rare variation of the Singer Model 20-10 sewing machine.  Do not confuse it with the common beige or light brown models you see, the blue, red and green are truly rare in comparison. This example shows minimal amounts of wear and or use.  The paint is near perfect, and it even comes with the often missing clamp.  Very nice!!

Very Good . . . .. $450.00     SOLD!






Red Singer Model 20 -10 Toy Sewing Machine / TSM w/ Original BoxRed Singer Model 20 -10 Toy Sewing Machine / TSM w/ Original Box   This Red Singer Model 20-10 Sewing Machine is in like new unused condition.  It has its clamp.  The instruction manual is near perfect.  There are some pen marks on the box, and some missing paper, but it looks OK.  .  None Nicer!! 

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




Singer Sewing Machine w/ Travel Trunk / SuitcaseSinger Sewing Machine w/ Travel Trunk / Suitcase    This is a pretty hard to find 1930's Singer Model 20 machine in a trunk that only turns up occasionally.  It appears the doll ran away.  There are clothes inside, and when we first looked marveled at how good a job some little would-be seamstress had done making these.  Further examination turned up Made in China tags.  Still they did a nice job. 

Good  . . . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!





1st Model 4 Spoke Singer Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine1st Model 4 Spoke Singer Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine    Singer first introduced this line of toy sewing machines in 1914.  It is distinct from later models because of the 4 spoke wheel.  The condition is very nice and it shows little signs of use or abuse.  The best of the lot!! 

Fine. . . . . . . $250.00     SOLD!




1st Model 4 Spoke Singer Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine1st Model 4 Spoke Singer Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine in Oak Bonnet Box    Singer first introduced this line of toy sewing machines in 1914.  It is distinct from later models because of the 4 spoke wheel.  The box shown is from the right time period, but Singer never offered it in a box.  Probably explained by some loving dad wanting to protect his investment when he gave it to his daughter.   The condition is very nice and it shows little signs of use or abuse.  The best of the lot!! 

Fine. . . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!





Black Singer Model 20 - 10 US Made TSM / Toy Sewing MachineBlack Singer Model 20 - 10 US Made TSM / Toy Sewing Machine    This is in near mint unused / un-played with condition.  No apologies, and everything is all here and right.  It has the added bonus of being a Made in USA version while most of the ones encountered are made in Great Britain if you had never noticed.  The little girl this was given to back in the 60's  had other things on her mind or in her future than interest in sewing.

Fine + . . . . . . . $225.00     SOLD!  







Blue Singer Model 20 - 10 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine w/ Original BoxBlue Singer Model 20 - 10 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine w/ Original Box    This wonderful little machine is in near mint unused / un-played with condition.  No apologies, and everything is all here and right.  The little girl this was given to back in the 50's  had other things on her mind or in her future than an interest in sewing.

Fine + . . . . . . . $595.00     SOLD!






Red Singer Model 20 - 10 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine w/ Original Mannequin Box & DollRed Singer Model 20 - 10 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine w/ Original Mannequin Box & Doll    This wonderful little Red Singer Model 20-10 sewing machine is in near mint unused / un-played with condition.  The machine has no apologies and everything is right about it and it is in super condition.  The original suitcase style box that the machine and mannequin fit into is nice as well with no damage. The  hinges and clasps are good.  The mannequin is in good condition with minor wear and rub spots on the body. The stand she mounts to is present.  Because of the soft material she is made of some aspects of her anatomy are slightly deformed, but she will look great after you have made her a new outfit. A special combination that does not appear on the market very often.  A wonderful opportunity for the advanced TSM collection!!

Fine  . . . . . . . $695.00     SOLD!



Singer Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing MachineSinger Model 20 TSM / Toy Sewing Machine  The wheel on this one has 7 spokes, and the thread route is numbered.  It is in nice condition.

Good  . . . . . . . $85.00    SOLD!








1950's Beige Crinkle Finish Singer SewHandy Toy Sewing Machine in Suitcase  This 1950's SewHandy model is complete with it's original suitcase.  There were several different styles of Singer suitcases made in addition to this style.  There is also an electric version of these machines in a suitcase.  This TSM is in really nice condition and will display beautifully in the toy room, the sewing room, or with the rest of your toy sewing machine collection!

Good + . . . . $95.00     SOLD!



Mint Singer SewHandy in the Box     The woman I bought this from told me she got it as a child in the 50's and never played with it.  There is no doubt in my mind as to the truth of this story because this machine looks brand-new!  It is in the kind of condition that literally takes your breath away.  The stitchplate has a mirror-finish shine, and the black paint and decals are excellent.  I cannot find one single flaw to tell you about on the entire machine.  It is marked Made in Great Britain and features a black 7-spoke wheel.  The matching black clamp is included, still in its original envelope, and there is no evidence it has ever been applied to the base of the machine.  This toy's original box has just a few edge scuffs here and there.  The icing on the cake is the brightly colored instruction manual, still in its original wrap.  If you are looking for a Singer in the best possible condition, this one is guaranteed to satisfy!

Very Good . . . . $225.00     SOLD!



Blue Singer Model 20-10 TSM in Case   These brightly colored Singers were made for just a short period of time and are avidly sought after by collectors.  This example is a striking robin's egg blue color and comes with its sturdy 10" x 13" x 4" blue and white fold-out case, which is a size larger than the ones that are typically found.  There are also two instruction guides included---a booklet about the machine as well as a separate sheet of instructions for setting up and storing the machine in the carrying case.  This machine is in excellent condition with one apology---close inspection of the handwheel reveals a very tight crack in two of the spokes.  There is no sign whatsoever of abuse to this machine, and my inclination is to say that it came from the factory this way.   And if you are looking for other colored Singers be sure to check out the red one I also have for sale!

Very Good . . . . $595.00     SOLD!



8-Spoke Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine   This Singer 20 is known as the second model toy machine, featuring a nickel plated 8-spoke handwheel (later models were made with just 7-spokes), and made without the thread route numbering system that was added to the later models.  This hard-to-find early toy Singer, dating from 1914,  was well cared for by its previous owner and is now ready to go on display with the rest of your Singer family of machines.

Very Good . . . . $150.00     SOLD!



1950's Tan Singer SewHandy Toy Sewing Machine in Original Fold-out Suitcase     These little Singer toy sewing machines are getting harder and harder to find.  This beige or tan 1950's SewHandy model is extra-special because it is complete with it's original suitcase.  There were several different styles of Singer suitcases made, but this one is the hard-to-find version that doubles as both a carrying case and an adorable "fold-out table" the child could set the machine into so she could do some serious sewing!  It is in really nice condition and will display beautifully in the toy room, the sewing room, or with the rest of your toy sewing machine collection!

Excellent . . . . $125.00     SOLD!



Singer SewHandy Toy Sewing Machine in Box  This 1950's SewHandy model is complete in it's original box and with the original instruction booklet.   This TSM is in really nice condition and will display beautifully in the toy room, the sewing room, or with the rest of your toy sewing machine collection!

Good + . . . . . $165.00     SOLD!



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