Ernest Leslie Grain had first established a small engineering company in Nottingham in 1930, but after WW2 he was looking to diversify into new markets.
Having previously worked as a mechanic for Willcox & Gibbs it was perhaps quite a natural step for him to consider what seemed to be an opening in the miniature/toy sewing machine market.
In 1946 the company was duly renamed as E L Grain (Sewing Machines) Ltd.
By early 1947 the first Mk1 Grain miniature chain stitch sewing machines were being produced.
This machine is a rare piece & highly sort after by collectors.
It still has the original box & instructions which makes for a wonderful purchase.
All of the machine has a hammered/textured painted exterior, it is all metal (no plastics) & the sewing base is in lovely condition, it has been very well looked after.
The machine sits on an oak timber base with factory badge still attached.
Please note - The box is 90 years old so does show some signs of wear but it’s still in lovely condition.
Box size - 25cm x 20cm x 16cm