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An Iconic Vintage Child’s Toy: The Sewing Machine

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An Iconic Vintage Child’s Toy: The Sewing Machine
I absolutely love this Vintage Child’s toy Essex miniature sewing machine, not be mistaken with the Singer SewHandy 20, which is very similar: both thread up and operate in the same way. The machines were made by Essex Engineering from cast iron, and were highly engineered. Although they look they a child's toy, they were actually made to meet the UK's growing sewing needs post-WW2.

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Nuclear Elf and Safety For The Kids!

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Nuclear Elf and Safety For The Kids!
Today's Britain is full of warning labels and safety information. However this wasn't always the way.  "When ah worra lad," I hankered for a chemistry set but because we were poor, and my mum was terrified I would explode our home, I wasn't allowed one...

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