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Object ID 002009

Object Name Child's Miniature Sewing Machine

Object Desc German miniature tin toy sewing machine(a) for a child. Machine has fabric(b) and thread(c) with it. Made by Casige.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001567a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920s

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Casige,miniatures,toys,sewing machines,

Title Child's Miniature Sewing Machine

Description German miniature tin toy sewing machine by Casige. Machine (CMY001567a) is black with red and blue floral design. Machine plate, wheel, and various other parts are silver. Plate of machine has Casige emblem (eagle holding key in talons) and "Made in Germany." Fabric (CMY001567b) is black with tan, red, and green floral print. Fabric has been stitched by machine. Thread (CMY001567c) is white on a wooden spool.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.5

Length 4.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements refer to entire machine. Fabric (CMY001567b) is approx. 3" long and 2" wide. Thread is approx. 1" tall.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Casige

Maker Details Casige was one of the great German toy makers of the 20th century although the original company had been founded some 50 years earlier. Specializing in piano locks. Casige produced toys from 1902 until 1975.

Maker Mark Eagle with Key in Talons


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Image Caption CMY1567a-c



Date APR 22,2014

Summary Very good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Minor rusting on some areas. Wheel still spins but needle may need care. Thread is bright white and fabric has faded.


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Hallway Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin