Vulcan Countess sewing machine

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Vulcan Countess sewing machine

Vulcan Countess sewing machine, box lid .jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Two , Area 11
Play Kitchen (display)
1950s - 1960s
1968: Vulcan Countess, Hobbies Annual

1968: Vulcan Countess, Hobbies Annual [image info]

Vulcan Countess instructions sheet, front and rear panels

Vulcan Countess instructions sheet, front and rear panels [image info]

Vulcan Countess and Classic, parts

Vulcan Countess and Classic, parts [image info]

A two-tone tan Vulcan Countess Child's hand-operated sewing machine with its original box and instruction sheet. It's difficult to establish the exact date, but the model was introduced in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

The Vulcan Countess was the company's last hand-operated sewing machine, and is reckoned to be the nicest and best-running hand-cranked model that they ever produced.

The machine has a heavy cast metal shell, with the spool mount embedded within the casing rather than being "stuck on top", and inspecting the underside reveals a space that on the powered Vulcan Classic would have been used for the batteries and motor.

Vulcan Countess sewing machine, box lid

Instruction sheet text:

Start your VULCAN sewing with simple work such as a new bib for your doll or a set of handkerchiefs. As your skill grows, you can take on more complicated sewing. Here are some of the things for which this handy machine can be used:

  • DOLL'S DRESSES
  • PRAM SETS
  • TABLE RUNNERS
  • SACHETS
  • SCHOOL SHOE-BAGS
  • SCARVES
  • DOLL'S UNDIES
  • TEA COSIES
  • TABLE NAPKINS

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