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Fantastic metal sewing machine from the late 1940s in amazing condition. Originally made for kids to sew doll clothes or small projects, the Baby Brother isn't a toy, it's a real, functioning sewing machine that is fully portable and perfect for any simple sewing situation.

From the instruction book: "Battery driven, it has been designed to give the same dependable full-chain stitch sewing service as a big electric sewing machines. It's numerous features make sewing simple and effective."

The Baby Brother can be operated by hand or battery-operated using two size D - large size batteries.

Carrying kit includes:
- Impeccable, easy-to-follow instruction book has numerous photos.
- Card with 4 glass-globe straight pins / 2 plastic small hangers for doll clothes (stamped with "BROTHER: / 5 plastic buttons (1 white, 2 blue, 2 red) / woven ribbon pin cushion with small bell, Brother-branded needle threader / string of green glass bugle beads / string of yellow glass seed beads / 4 glass drop beads (2 green, 2 yellow) / paper tape measurer with metal end
- Brother needles packet with 2 needles
- Five wooden spools of satin thread (white, royal blue, red, light pink, cream)
- Clamp to attach machine to table

Perfect for:
Crafters, sewers, antique lovers, doll collectors, hipsters, kids, adults who travel a lot, vintage lovers, people who live in tiny spaces without storage, etc.

On font:

Trade Mark
Sewing Machine
Made in Japan

On back:

Machine: 7" x 7" x 4"
Case: 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5"

Remarkable vintage condition with no scratches. Battery compartment is clean and comes with cover. Interior case has some nicks, as is expected.

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Thank you very much for looking!

RARE & BEAUTIFUL: 1940s Baby Brother Sewing Machine and Accessories


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: metal, board, carboard, thread, glass, wire, paper
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Favorited by: 70 people