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85/2577-65 Toy sewing machine, Casige No.121, hand-powered, tin plate, decorated with cartoon decals of William Tell and a fairy, metal / paint, made by Casige, Gevelsberg, British Zone, Germany, 1945-1951. Click to enlarge.

Casige toy sewing machine

Made
  • c 1950
The city of Gevelsberg, where this toy sewing machined was made between 1945 and 1951, was in the part of Germany controlled by Britain after World War II. The victorious Allies destroyed much of Germany's surviving industrial equipment, halved its steel production, and commandeered patents, experts and trade secrets, but toys were among the restricted range of export products that German companies were allowed to make. Note the decal of Swiss hero William Tell – and the expression of the dog that has Tell's legendary target on its head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_plans_for_German_industry_after_World_War_II

Debbie Rudder

Summary

Object No.

85/2577-65

Object Statement

Toy sewing machine, Casige No.121, hand-powered, tin plate, decorated with cartoon decals of William Tell and a fairy, metal / paint, made by Casige, Gevelsberg, British Zone, Germany, 1945-1951

Physical Description

Toy sewing machine, Casige No.121, hand-powered, tin plate, decorated with cartoon decals of William Tell and a fairy, metal / paint, made by Casige, Gevelsberg, British Zone, Germany, 1945-1951

Dimensions

Height

160 mm

Width

100 mm

Depth

170 mm

Production

Made

  • c 1950

Cite this Object

Harvard

Casige toy sewing machine 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 September 2020, <https://ma.as/42627>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/42627 |title=Casige toy sewing machine |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 September 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 2 at the Museums Discovery Centre.