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Thread: Rare Sewing Machine Manuals

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    Rare Sewing Machine Manuals

    I'm hopelessly a sewing machine collecting addict! My latest acquisition is a Swiss made Turissa Ultramatic that is probably from the 60's - 70's. I can't find any information on this lovely machine. What I did find was that the machine is exactly like the German made Gritzner FZ Automatic. Is there a source for manuals for either of these machines, since they seem to be interchangeable? I would appreciate any information that's available, as I'm afraid to use the machine without a manual review first. I've searched the net without success.

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    Sorry- the only German machine I have is a Fischer Mewa. Check Ebay in other countries and you might get lucky for a manual for either machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by materialworld View Post
    I've searched the net without success.
    I have been through this process very dishearteningly while researching my two German made Phoenix machines. There are HEAPS of them for sale on www.ebay.de and if you find one with a manual, you can contact the seller and ask if they will copy the manual for you and sell it to you separately. I have had luck with this after a couple of false starts.

    Some search terms are:

    Sewing machine: nahmaschine
    Manual: Bedienungsanleitung or Gebrauchsanleitung
    Model: Klasse or Kl. XX
    Find out if the name of the machine will be the same in German - eg. words like "automatic" may be different.

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    Thanks for the lead!

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    Why do these sound fighter planes? Good luck, ya'll.
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    Sorry- I have the Koma model. No cord or knee lever (like the Elna grasshopper) so I've never used it.

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    I'm really late to this party but I could swear I saw "Turissa" in the files section of the Wefixit yahoo group or their overflow files "group" called "mechstash"

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    Hello, still looking for?

    Here you are, unfortunately in German:
    http://www.occaphot-ch.com/bernina-o...lerie-turissa/

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    ^ Interesting. I've never seen one of those out here in the boonies. lol

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