September is National Sewing Month and Coats & Clark is also celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. To celebrate, I am sharing a few photos of my wooden spool collection. Most are Coats, but there are a few other manufacturers as well, e.g. Peerless.
The photo above is one our family’s toy sewing machines (and of course loaded with a spool of Coats). The machine was made in Germany. This machine belonged to my dad’s sister in the 1940s. I found out is was a toy because my sister recently saw the Threading the Needle Exhibit at the San Francisco Airport which featured sewing machines through the ages and there was some information about that type of machine. Here are a few of her photos from the exhibit (taken on a phone).
You can see more photos from the exhibit here.
I am also sharing a Coats & Clark advertisement that I picked up in Chinatown years ago. I love this particular graphic.
A little closer.
and finally look at this wee toy machine my pal found in her basement. It used to wind up, but the mechanism no longer works. It says Galoob on the front and Japan on the back. So adorable, I am on the hunt for one. Maybe you remember them?
Have a great day!
(PS thank you for the kind comments regarding the quality of the photos in my last post – I have upgraded my camera and working really hard to take better photos.}