Toy,sewing machine; E L Grain Ltd; 1940s-1950s; 1991.22.1


Toy,sewing machine

About this object

Toys,toy sewing machine; a functional, small hand -operated, stipple- painted green and chrome sewing machine. Made from cast brass the right-hand side has a chrome balance wheel with a wooden handle. A maker's stamp GRAIN and two stamped directional arrows are also on the balance wheel. Mounted on a wide wooden base with rubber feet. Also on the base is brass plate imprinted with the word GRAIN.


E L Grain Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Europe,United Kingdom,England,Nottingham

Medium and Materials

Processed material,wood
Processed material,metal,chrome
Processed material,cooper alloy,brass

Inscription and Marks

Cast brass logo GRAIN on wheel balance and brass plate logo GRAIN on base.

Huddard also written with black felt pen on right front side of base.


l 220 mm x w 140.50 mm (base) x h 200 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Technology,handicrafts,arts and crafts,articles for children

Subject and Association Keywords

The family,marriage,women,children,child,developement

Subject and Association Keywords

Technology,manufacturer,textile industry


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