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Singer No. 20

Singer Model 20 Sewing Machine

Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine

The Following Compliments of Sharon Reese:

Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine
Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine Handwheel
Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine Box
Singer Model 20 Toy Sewing Machine Original Clamp

This Singer model 20 toy was produced sometime between 1914 and 1922.   It's pictured with box, original manual, clamp, and Singer needles in an envelope.  The handwheel is the nickel-plated, spiral type, with 8 spokes, which is what helps me date the machine.

I love the marketing on this box.  "As the twig is bent the tree's inclined."  "Practical and Instructive."  "Useful and Amusing." 

Also from Sharon:

Singer Model 20 Sewing Machine Case
Singer Model 20 Sewing Machine Open Case
Singer Model 20 Sewing Machine
Singer Model 20 Sewing Machine with Clamp

Non-original clamp,generic needles, tissue

This is a really nice 1950's Singer model 20 toy with tan cloth case with leather trim (most of these toys came in cardboard boxes). The case reminds me very much of the Singer 301 case.  Case measures 7.75" tall (not including clasp and handle) x 10.5" long x 4.5" wide at base.  It's trapezoidal like the 301 case, but the corners are not as rounded.  The TSM slides into two groves for a secure hold - see second picture.  There is some sort of elastic, ruffled holder on the inside of the lid, but I don't know what it held.