I found an Elna type 72 machine looked high and low for an owners manuel Company said they are out of print and have no plans for a reprint. Then I found that the Sew Creative sewing center in Wenatchee Wa. sold Elna at one time stoped in to see if the knew someone local who may have one and would let me copy the owners manuel. Long story short an employee went to there old paper files and found a folder titled Elna had a copy of the owners manuel in it! They gave me a copy of there copy! and they had bobbins in stock that fit my new (old) machine. Great sevice and very nice employees. I'm just a customer nothing else.