Today we are happy to offer for sale an extra-clean example of an all-original Betsy Ross miniature sewing machine, model No. 707-E. This absolutely adorable sewing machine is too cute for words! Manufactured in the 1950’s by the Gibralter Mfg. Co. of Jersey City, NJ, this petit sewing machine features an all die-cast aluminum body, enameled in a pale jade finish. The machine, model No. 707-E is mounted on a stylish faux red python case with detachable, drawbolt closure latch top, and lucite handle. The machine features a 66″ long cord, and has been cleaned, oiled, and comes with a brand-new belt that was just replaced! The sewing machine produces a chain stitch rather than a lockstitch. Chain stitches unravel easily if you pull a loose thread at either end of the stitching, but they hold well if you secure those loose ends. The top side of the stitching looks normal, but the underside has loopy chains. You only need a top thread, rather than a top thread and bobbin thread. This is a great little machine to teach the little ones the joy and usefulness of sewing, mending, and creating garments and blankets, etc! A very useful skill that most young folk these days unfortunately are lacking! The machine presents very well and is in very good vintage condition, with very minor wear/scuffing and patina from being carefully used likely only a few times. Case shows more wear and tear but is solid and servicable. Buyer will need to buy a replacement needle (you can find them right here on eBay!). A truly delightful miniature sewing machine that will bring endless hours of enjoyment and fun to the lucky seamstress or tailor who gets it, and will make a wonderful addition to any fine miniature sewing machine collection out there. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions of case: Height: 9-3/8″ Depth: 6-1/4″ Length: 8-3/4″
Dimensions of sewing machine: Height: 8-1/2″ Depth: 6-1/4″ Length: 8-3/4″
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