A portable Fischer metal sewing machine with an integral plastic carrying case, circa 1950s. The main body of the sewing machine is made of steel but the case, which converts to a working surface, is made of compression moulded phenol formaldehyde and has a leather carrying handle. It is complete with its original instruction manual included. (see PHSL : 131 for tool kit). This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.