The Essex MK1 Miniature Sewing Machine with Case & Extension Board - Circa 1946

The Essex MK1 Miniature Sewing Machine with Case & Extension Board - Circa 1946

The Essex Miniature Sewing Machines were manufactured between 1946 and 1956 by the Essex Engineering Works at 12 Nelson Road, Wanstead, London, E11.

The Essex MK1 sewing machine was an almost identical copy of the Singer 20. There are a few very minor differences but they both have identical threading and operating systems. The machine produces a simple single thread chain stitch, using only one thread source i.e. no bobbin or shuttle mechanism. On the reverse side a rather delicate pattern is produced.

After the Second World War there was a shortage of full sized sewing machines, with waiting lists for models. In 1946, recognising this shortfall in the market, the Essex Miniature Sewing Machine was born and the Essex MK1 went into production.

Condition: Very good - complete and in working condition (requires needle) - minor age related scratches - metal catches and hinges on case have surface rust but still solid - inner case lining is thin paper which has some damage but could be relined - the instructions look to be later copies of the original booklet. - see all images.

Machine - 6 3/4" long (8 1/2" incl. handle) x 7 3/4" high at highest point x 3 5/8" wide at sewing plate
Extension Board - 8 3/4" long x 6 1/2" deep
Case - 10 3/4" wide x 7 3/4" high x 7 3/8" deep.

A lovely post war miniature sewing machine which is still useable and would be a great addition to any collection.

Tracked delivery - 12.00 euro

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