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Found an Elna Supermatic Sewing Machine
... made in about 1952-1956
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Date: 10/16/12 11:08 AM

We have been cleaning out my In-laws house as they have moved to other living situations.

My find was this Elna Supermatic Sewing Machine. It comes in a green metalic case and weighs a ton. Has a knee lever to operate (no foot pedel) and has all these cams to make deco stitiches (including zig zag). No lines for guides (ie 5/8ths etc); the plate is smooth. It also has a free arm. Good grief!! It is in mint condition, seldom used and has all parts. I haven't checked it out but I assume it runs perfectly. My SIL says it is the machine she learned on.

?This YouTube Video or this one tells you a bit about this machine and how it works.

According to what I read, the Supermatic was the first machine Elna imported into Canada and the US from Switzerland.

It is not worth a lot of money... But, what would you do with it?

I haven't decided yet. The store where it was bought is interested in having it mainly as a store show peice (ie sewing history). I don't have a lot of storage and I hate denying someone else the pleasure of owning the machine.

Also, any stories / memories to share about this machine or any other vintage machine of this era?

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Date: 10/16/12 1:41 PM

If you have no attachment or desire for it, I'd be trading it to the store you mentioned for a gift certificate you could use on something else eventually. I'd go for about $200 for it if it is pristine. :)

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