Since 1988 we have been collecting children's sewing machines of various origins. The children's sewing machines from the company Müller from Berlin were so taken with us that in 2000 we wrote a 320-page book about this company, together with Hannes Kowatsch, who at that time still lived in the former premises of the company Müller. At that time there were 404 different Müller toy sewing machines in our collection.
Our collection area has shifted somewhat over the past few years. Old French and American children's and travel sewing machines, but also particularly bizarre models are now in the foreground and dominate our collection. Even today, we are still interested in unusual models and even if it only serves as a photo for our extensive archive. The models shown here are or were in our collection or the photo material was provided to us for publication.
Many machines tell a story, whether of rarity, of origin, or - as with an Argentine treadle-sewing machine - about the difficulties of transportation. These stories and even more details we like to pass on to our collectors magazine - the SCHLINGENFÄNGER and the TOYSTITCHER - to collectors friends.
So be warned:
CAUTION: THIS HOBBY IS ADDICTING!