American Gem


The American Gem toy sewing machine is a hard to find antique toy and is a favorite with TSM collectors.  These machines can be found marked “Gem” or “American Gem.” The cast iron base was designed to resemble a real treadle sewing machine stand. Some sources suggest that this machine was also marketed as a small working machine for seamstresses.

Year Made

The Gem is believed to have been manufactured in the 1880s.

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