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1953 Singer Sew Handy model 20 sewing machine – a tiny sewing machine that really works for girls!!

1 Oct

1953 Singer Sew Handy model 20 sewing machine toy with hard storage case manual

The 1950’s and 1960’s were regarded by many to be sewing’s golden age. There was a strong focus on fashion sewing, designer patterns, and copying Hollywood looks. In some ways, sewing became more chic. In 1955, 52 million women and girls in the U.S. were sewing. By 1963, American women spent a record $1 billion on sewing—including patterns, fabric, notions, and sewing machines. By 1964, the average age of the home sewer was 25 years younger than in 1940. Between 1960 and 1968, the amount of clothes sewn at home increased by 50 percent.

To combat the growing “ready-to-wear” industry, Singer needed to ensure a new generation of sewers, Singer ads started encouraging mothers to teach their daughters to sew from a young age. In 1920 Singer introduced the model 20, a tiny, working sewing machine especially for little girls. Singer also began to advertise free sewing classes with the purchase of every machine. When I was a kid in the 1970’s, my mother sewed like a banshee! I remember being beyond excited when she taught me how to sew by hand, and later with a child sized sewing machine – a much later electric model that the Sew handy model 20, and not nearly as neat!!

Little Girl sews on her own machine!

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  The 1953 Singer Sewhandy was made of black painted metal, and was operated with a hand crank. A very informative sewing manual was included with directions on how to make a cape for a doll. The sewing maching came with a nice, sturdy carrying case that doubled as a vice and work surface for the machine. 

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1985 WORLDS OF WONDER TALKING MICKEY MOUSE TEDDY RUXPIN

19 Jun

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This Mickey Mouse is an animontronic toy made by Worlds of Wonder in 1985. He is very similar to World of Wonder’s classic toy Teddy Ruxpin.Mickey Mouse was animated by a cassette deck in his back. Mickey moved his eyes, nose, and jaw to a pre-recorded cassette tape, specially coded with animation signals.  The cassettes included a book to follow along.

World of Wonder made at least three extra outfits for Mickey. These were sold separately under the WOW label named “Mickey’s Costume Closet”

  • The Sorcerer/Apprentice outfit from Fantasia – Consists of a sorcerer conical hat, sorcerer robe and pointy reddish brown shoes.
  • The Slumber/Sleeper outfit – Consists of a bathrobe, slippers, nightshirt and night cap.
  • The Bandleader outfit The unverified contents looks to be bandleader Jacket, bandleader hat, blue pants, and brown shoes.

Worlds of Wonder made 13 stories to animate Mickey:

  1. Impossible Journey
  2. Magic Boomerang
  3. Little Lost elephant
  4. Missing Meatball
  5. Littlest Viking
  6. Goofy’s last waltz
  7. Secret of the silver mine
  8. Mystery in Paris
  9. Moose on the loose
  10. City beneath the sand
  11. Follow that ghost
  12. Secret Island
  13. Great kite caper

Most animontronic toys of the 1980’s made by World of Wonder no longer work correctly and are in need of repairs. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you get your animontronic World of Wonder toys restored to working condition!!

We recommend Dr  Eeyore’s Hospital where
World of Wonder Teddy Ruxpins  and Grubbys can come for
surgery to make them well.
Click here:  http://www.dreeyoreshospital.net/

At Dr eeyore’s World of Wonder hospital you will find many links with information on how to fix your World of Wonder toy yourself or information on how to send your beloved toy to the hospital to have Dr. eeyore fix it!

There are also many Teddy Ruxpin repair videos on Youtube that may be of help.

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=teddy+ruxpin+repair&aq=f

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1975 Kenner Tree tots Tree house toy by Fisher-Price

9 Jun
1975 Kenner Tree Tots Tree House playset by Fisher-Price
This is a really neat playset made by Kenner & Fisher-price circa 1975.Press the button on top and treetop opens! Suddenly it’s a beautiful 15” high family treehouse. Elevator goes “click click”. Each room has special Treetot furniture. Also inclues a swing, a Treetot car, and Barky’s own dogwood tree. When tree is closed, it is a carrying case with handle. Six Treetots are included and all the furniture too! This toy was created for children ages 2 to 6.
 

TreeTot family and pets

Set came with 6 Tree Tot dolls:

Black cat – chestnut treetot, Dalmatian dog – Barkey Treetot, Mother – Honey Treetot, Father – Treemont Treetot, Daughter – Willow Treetot, Son – Chip Treetot.

Note: most sets are missing chestnut treetot – the black cat. This is the most rare Treetot doll.

This set came with furniture and a car!

This set came with the following:
  • 4 white beds
  • 4 white chairs
  • 1 yellow chair
  • 1 white sofa
  • 1 end table
  • 1 car. Some sets had a red car, and some had a yellow car

Treetot swing

 

 

 

TreeTot treehouse playset for sale

You are looking at a Vtg 1975 Fisher Price Tree House kenner General mills. All are in played with condition & may show signs of wear unless otherwise stated below. Buyers remember items are used, not new. Expect items to have wear. Wear may include: scratches, rubs, marks, pen, ink, fading, ect. Items are fairly clean, but could use more thorough cleaning by the collector/buyer. Comes with 3 of the 5 people. Comes with the bush bog house. Comes with a chair, couch, and a bed. Also comes with the car.

Please ask any questions prior to bidding. Details:

  • The tree is missing: the front door, and the window.
  • The adhesive holding the tree to the green base is coming undone.
  • There is a crack in the green base.
  • Missing one of the three inner walls.

 

 

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