Nelco Amica

Old 06-21-2015, 06:44 PM
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Glad you found a source. It is always wonderful to find a nice, quiet machine of quality. Congrats. for saving it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:46 AM
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Is this Amica made in Italy, or Japan? I've seen this machine on a blog from an Italian collector...

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Old 06-22-2015, 08:17 AM
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Neat design. That explains the funny looking throat plate.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by roguequilter View Post
the relation between nelco & necchi also includes elnas ..a bit of good old american fraud ....

from a necchi site ....
http://web.archive.org/web/200401122...x/History.html

"A man named Leon Jolson had represented Necchi in Poland before World War II. When the war came, he fled to the United States and opened a sewing machine repair shop in New York City. Mr Jolson thought that American women wanted something new in sewing machines and felt that Necchi was the answer. In February 1948, when Necchi debuted the first household zig zag machine (the BU), Leon Jolson and the Jolson Co. became the importers for Necchi, and began selling Necchis from a small rented office on Lower Broadway. It caused a lot of comment, but even though Necchi was a big seller in Europe and Africa, early sales in the U. S. were slow getting started. A few years later, the Jolson Company became distributors for both Necchi & Elna. (Stores called Necchi/Elna Sewing Circles). A few years after that, he started importing Japanese machines and stencil branding them as Nelcos, which he said stood for Necchi-Elna Co., which was what he considered his to be. Necchi & Elna did not see it that way, and both took their machines from him, leaving him with only the Nelco. Then Elna went with White and Necchi went with numerous regional distributors. Eventually, Necchi eased away from the regionals and went with Allyn International."
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:32 AM
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Mind stuck on the moving bed...hard to wrap my around. Does the bed really move? Does it have a walking foot effect? Boy, a video would be like, cool....hint, hint!
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:55 PM
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Did the ones you ordered work? If so where did you order from as i too found a deal and am in need of a bobbin case
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by tlf31069 View Post
Did the ones you ordered work? If so where did you order from as i too found a deal and am in need of a bobbin case
Welcome tlf31069. We like pictures!!!!! It would be fun to see a video of this machine in action

This is an old thread and the OP has not been on QB for over a year.

If you look at post #9, you will read, "The new bobbin case and bobbins came in and I have been able to give it a workout." and then goes on that the machine was taken to guild.

In post #6 you will note that a Riccar Rotary bobbin case did work, as well. Consequently, I think you would want a bobbin case like
https://shop.sew-classic.com/Singer-...5-SCBC1004.htm and the bobbins https://shop.sew-classic.com/Bobbins...ack-55623S.htm

Looking forward to seeing your Amica


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I wandered back in here to say I bought an Ann Persons V75 free arm machine, made in Italy. It's gray and white. The free arm table part stows in the lid of the case. Somebody in the Vintage Japanese machine Facebook showed a Cortina that looks almost identical to mine except has darker gray and a very squared-off nose. She also posted an Amica, which was the search that linked me to this thread. Mine has the bobbin with holes on the side that goes into the bobbin case and is solid on the other side.
this is my Anne Persons if you belong to the Vintage Japanese machine Facebook. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ad&oe=5FDBBF05
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