I have an old Necchi in the shop - DH found it in the hoarder stash - he sure did have a gleam in the eye when he pulled it up - it is going to be a while before mine would move well enough to treadle - locked up solid... Seems like a very heavy well made machine. I would love to see one that moved freely. I bet it would sew through about anything and do some real nice FM work. I should dig it out and oil it some more. I can't remember if it will zz - maybe some day.