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Thread: Elna Supermatic question

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    Super Member Sunflowerzz's Avatar
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    Sep 2013
    Far Northern California
    That's a great find Lisa. I will pick some up just to have on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  2. #12
    Power Poster
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    Aug 2011
    Charleston SC
    Nice machine...Elna made good machines. I have a Air Electronic SU68 which I bought back in 1976.

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    Super Member cabbagepatchkid's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    Massachusetts, USA
    Thanks so much, sunflowerzz! I am going to try getting that knee pedal together, now.
    As for the tensioner ....I actually took the faceplate off the machine so that I could take the tensioner apart for cleaning. I took pictures of what it looks like and will post them here tomorrow. It was still sort of tight but I think I have found the problem.

    I have a manual that I printed out. I think I got it from the files of the Vintage Elna yahoo group but thanks for your offer!

  4. #14
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    Sep 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    Nice machine...Elna made good machines. I have a Air Electronic SU68 which I bought back in 1976.
    Do you know how old this machine is? Looks like the on I learned to sew on. Mom got it sometime in the early '50's. It got to a point when she couldn't find anyone to service it. It was pretty worn out by then anyway but had been the best machine she ever had.

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    Jul 2013
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    There is one for sale in my area. It is a "one owner" machine, coming with the cams and several foot. But they are asking 175$...

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