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Honest Folks, I could not help myself

Old 08-02-2013, 06:33 AM
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congrats to you ! i just grabbed two more machines ( treadles ) well they fell into my lap and could not say no to the price! someone is not going to be happy tonight...
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:25 AM
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This might have been a school machine. I had four such cabinets housing the Elnas in my classroom in the 80's. If so, this might explain the "rode hard and put up wet" condition, as well as the star marking under the handwheel. Have fun getting her working up to potential. I wish I still had the two Elna 62's. They were awesome smooth-running machines. I ditto a previous comment about one little thread in the bobbin case making them unhappy! I replaced them because students had such trouble with the birdsnests.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:48 AM
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I really do like that desk. Solid, solid thing. Most cabinets, I personally dislike the look of. Something about the era of the furniture style... but this Elna desk, just love it. School desk makes sense; it has that look.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:40 AM
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Thank you mo-rie for suggesting that my machine may have started it's life in a school. That may explain all of the misc scratches that are in the machine that are not just pin rash. On one of the cabinet legs is a long etching made by one of those serrated rollers that we used in the "old days" for marking patterns on fabric with transfer paper. Hmmm, I bet somewhere there are some initials on the cabinet. Will have to take a serious look at that.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:55 AM
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I bought out some Singer 404s from a school. The machines were engraved with boy's names. I posted about it a while ago... http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t206688.html it was fun. I still have the machine...
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:38 AM
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RE. the Elna 69 SU, How do I find the Yahoo group for Elnas? I purchased one at the Habitat store - IN THE CABINET! Only paid $20! The cabinet has an electric lift that still works. The wood is a bit beat up but I'll fix that. The cabinet has drawers, thread holders, etc. Really sweet!!! The machine looks clean and will know for sure soon.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:57 AM
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I really love that cabinet. I have a Parsons side by side table that I absolutely love. I would have purchased this machine completely based on the cabinet.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Lizzieb423 View Post
RE. the Elna 69 SU, How do I find the Yahoo group for Elnas?.
There doesn't appear to be an Elna group on Yahoo. There are a couple of embroidery machine groups that include Elna. To look for yourself, go to groups.yahoo.com and put your interest in the search box. If there are groups with your search term in their title it will show up.

You might try facebook.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:34 AM
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The post about an Elna yahoo group was made in 2013. Many groups from then have migrated to facebook like Bkay suggests.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
The post about an Elna yahoo group was made in 2013. Many groups from then have migrated to facebook like Bkay suggests.
Many of the Yahoo groups have also migrated to Groups.io, similar interface without all the Yahoo hiccups.

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