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Thread: Good find at a commuity wide yard sale

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    Senior Member auniqueview's Avatar
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    Good find at a commuity wide yard sale

    I love when a whole neighborhood has a sale, lol. You never know what you will find. Of course, my dh does wonder about some of the things I pick up, until I explain what they are used for.

    This is not coming inside until I can strip the cover and batting off and replace it. It is made of iron.

    This one just needs to have the cover thrown in the washer, and I will put on new padding.

    And there was NO WAY I was passing this up....now, if I just had a manual to tell me how it works, lol. It does run.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    I've seen a similar machine on this forum but tried to quickly search for you, and didn't find it. If you took the time you might find the original posting & they might be able to suggest a place to download a manual.

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    so, ok..........its pretty and green........but what is it?
    Judy, retired RN, alias 4 dogs and in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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    I know they didn't have the manual, and I bought it at a huge community sale. If they ever found it, we would not be able to find each other. I know that there are a couple others on the board who have this machine, if they see it, maybe they have a manual. It is in line to be cleaned up right after another little Japanese model. This is a Swiss made machine, btw, and probably really well made. It had nice accessories with it. I love that the carrying case folds down into a sewing table.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs View Post
    so, ok..........its pretty and green........but what is it?
    It's an ELNA grasshopper, 1939 or 1940, Swiss made, the case folds out to a sewing table. The accessory box clamps right onto the machine. It is really a nice machine, and probably their version of the featherweight. I could not resist buying it when I saw it sitting there. The cords are all in great shape.

    Laugh if you like, but just looking at the little thing makes me smile,lol.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    Wow, what great stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex J View Post
    Wow, what great stuff
    I know he thought I was crazy when I handed him the ironing boards. I paid $1 for the small one, $3 for the big one. I told him what they were for, and what it would cost me to buy one elsewhere, and imagine the shipping on an iron one. I did look up the small ones before, and they wanted $15 and shipping.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    I have the same machine............

    I found mine at a second hand store for about $20. Took me a few minutes on how to attach machine with case for extended table for sewing. Still looking manual too.
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    I've never seen the little Elna before - didn't realize it was a sewing machine at first. Neat!!

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    Here it is, out of the case. Now tell me, is that not adorable, lol? I am thinking of putting it under the tree at Christmas, along with some other goodies I bought.

    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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