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necchi lydia 544 and MK2 mirella
what are the differences help!
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Date: 5/14/10 7:45 PM

I bought both of these machines on ebay and wonder what the differences are...I cannot find much on Necchi Lydia or Mirella sewing machines...I am aLso looking to buy a mirella
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In reply to karensuebrown

Date: 5/14/10 9:14 PM

Have you joined the necchi Yahoo groups?


Have a look at McKenna Linn's site.

I'm pretty sure Ed Lameroux has taken down his Necchi page, but his blog may still have some info.



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In reply to karensuebrown

Date: 5/15/10 12:16 PM

The styling of the two machines is similar.

The Mirella (if I remember right) only offers straight and zig-zag -- but it also offers a built-in handcrank for non-electric operation.

The Lydia is a more modern machine with multiple stitches (although not that many) -- both machines are mechanicals, not computerized. The Lydia uses plastic gears and a camshaft.

Typically, a Mirella will go for several times as much as a Lydia on Ebay -- the Mirella's are much more uncommon (and therefore desirable as collectibles). You may see Lydia's in the $50 to $100 range, while Mirella's go in the $200 to $300 range.

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