Offered is a battery operated Child's Sewing Machine with the instruction sheet and extra needle. The sheet reads, "For the Little Homemaker." It was made in Japan for Montgomery Ward and is so marked.
The three, retro, flower power colors of turquoise, aqua and blue bring back memories of the 1960s and 1970s. The sewing machine is made of hard plastic, except for the metal parts. An accented creamy white color is featured for the knob of the Pulley (used for manual sewing), the Tension Knob, and the flower accent. The metal parts are the Spool Pin, Needle Bar, Presser Foot Bar, Presser Foot Bar Lifter, Needle, Presser Foot, Feed Dog, Needle Bar Clamp Screw, Tension, Thread Guide, and, of course, the screws holding the sewing machine together.
I found the sewing machine with 2 D-Cell batteries in place. They were corroded. I did not put fresh batteries in to see if it works.
The Instruction Page has 8 sections on the back and front. The needle package has never been opened. The 8 sections of the large Instruction Page are:
- Let us learn the parts of your machine.
- To operate your machine.
- To thread your machine.
- To sew a fabric.
- To trim a newly sewn seam.
- To adjust the tension.
- To change the needle.
The needle moves up and down in the presser foot. The sewing machine appears to have all of its working parts and all appear to be intact. Maybe if the corrosion is removed from the battery section and a little machine oil were applied, the sewing machine will work fine.
The approximate measurement is 9" long by 4 1/4" wide by 6 1/2" tall.