toy sewing machine - American "Gem" toy sewing machine - "American Gem"
Machine (left) is named "Gem". Some examples are called "Gem No1". Machine (right) has the inscription "American Gem". This particular example is fitted with an outrigger drive wheel for increased efficiency. These pretty cast iron miniatures are highly decorated with various gilt designs. Their diminutive size (8.5 ins. tall) makes them very desirable for collectors.

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