When I was 10, my grandmother gave me a sewing machine for Christmas. I later learned that she was more excited about it than any other gift. It worked - made a chain stitch.
It's a Singer Model 20.
A few years ago, I began collecting other toy machines. This one came from England in the brown leatherette case. It's another Singer Model 20, but much earlier, probably made in the 1940's. Both of the Model 20 machines work.
Both of the machines below were made in Germany. The one on the left, a Casige, was made in the British Zone, while the one of the right, a KAYanEE Sew Master, was made in the US Zone. Both were made between 1945 and 1949.
Today I got to put them on display at the library branch closest to my home. You have to sign up in advance and I've been waiting a couple of years. They will be there for the entire month.