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Vintage Vulcan Minor Miniature / Child's Sewing Machine In Its Original Box

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Vintage Vulcan Minor Miniature / Child's Sewing Machine In Its Original Box

This particular Vintage Vulcan Minor Miniature / Child's Sewing Machine In Its Original Box, is in pretty good condition with some surface blemishes and loss of paint.

Dating to the 1950s, when it was assumed that girls did all the sewing, it has the tagline, "She sews as she grows!" A lovely piece of social history and still useful for those small pieces of sewing. 

The paintwork has become matt in parts, which has not improved with gentle polishing. The design is loosely based on a Singer sewing machine.

Marked on one side with 

Vulcan Minor

and impressed:

Made in England
Reg'd Design 822961
Pat. Appn. No. 236/57


It comes in its original coloured cardboard box, which is worn with corner tears, and with the instruction manual. Unfortunately, the G clamp, which secures the machine to a work surface, is missing. A child has scribbled on the inside cover and coloured in one of the sewing machine shown in the leaflet.

Hand cranked, the machine is made from brass alloy and steel. Pretty well engineered and of good quality, it has stood the test of time.

It will be shipped without a needle: it takes Singer sewing machine needles Class 206 x 13, which have shorter points than most needles, usual size No. 16 for a thread count of 40-60. 

It would be suitable as :–

  • A really interesting ornament for your study or office
  • A collectible for all you sewing bees out there, and
  • A hand cranked sewing machine!

It measures approximately 16.4 cm (W) x 14.7 cm (H) x 7.5 (D).

The box measures approximately (WHD): 18.5 x 8 x 15 cm

Vulcan Sewing machines were manufactured by the Sydney S. Bird company of "Cyldon" Works, Cambridge Arterial Road, Enfield, Middlesex. Cyldon was a trademark used for the electrical equipment made by the company which was founded in 1920. The company relocated to a new factory in Fleets Lane, Poole, Dorset in the early 1950s.

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