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Thread: Necchi 3204fb- my first Necchi, would like info

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    Necchi 3204fb- my first Necchi, would like info

    Hi, I'm a huge vintage Kenmore fan, but I've just brached out to Necchi's. Yesterday I found a 3204fb at a garage sale for $25! I thought it was a pretty good deal. Plus, I'm getting it for my 8 year old daughter, so the more basic the features, the better.
    I had fun last night, cleaning it (scraping out the wrong/frozen up grease) and oiling it. The upper and bobbin tensions had to be balanced too. That was a blast, finally getting that right. =) (I am such a sewing machine geek! You know, like an arm chair mechanic!)
    Anyway, I'd love to know more about this machine. It has all metal gears and a cast iron body. When/where was it made? What's the going rate on these right now? I've seen them listed anywhere from fifty to three hundred.
    (How do you post pics on this forum? )

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    Hi Sewstrait
    Congratulations on an exciting purchase.
    If you join the Necchi Yahoo group, you'll get all the info you're after there
    Personally I'm not familiar with Necchi's by a number, most people seem to refer to them by their model name.
    Eg. I have a Supernova Automatica... Other models are the Necchi BU, Supernova Ultra, Lydia, Lycia, Mirella etc.
    Cheers,
    Amelia
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    Looks like that Necchi might have been made in China or Thailand. One sold recently on eBay, with all the attachments and manual, for $45.

    The Necchi Yahoo group mainly focuses on the older Necchis that were made in Italy.

    It should be a good machine for your daughter to learn on.

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    I purchased a Necci/Elna in 1964. It was made around 1922. It was made in Italy. Thats when Necci and Elna were together. Don't know when they separated. Don't remember the model # was, but it was a straight stich workhorse. Sold it on a garage sale for $10 after I decided I needed a lightweight machine. Dumb, dumb mistatke!!!

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