How old is an Elna Supermatic sewing machine?

How old is an Elna Supermatic sewing machine?

The Elna One was made from 1940 to 1952 and pioneered the modern free-arm domestic machine. The Supermatic was introduced in 1952 at the Swiss Industries Fair in Basle and stayed in production for 12 years. The Star series, introduced in 1964, had a 14-year production span.

Is Elna a good sewing machine brand?

Elna is a Swiss design and resonates well with top quality. Elna has a wide selection of machines including top quality embroidery machines and sergers. My mother has an old Elna machine with a metal body that was my grandmothers and it still sews beautifully.

Are Janome and Elna the same company?

As one of many manufacturers selling in the USA, its subsidiary is Janome America located in Mahwah, New Jersey; and also owns Swiss brand Elna. The company manufactures all of its machines in the same factories.

How do I adjust the tension on my Elna sewing machine?

Locate the upper tension control dial on either the faceplate, near the needle-bar housing or on the upper arm of the machine head, depending on the Elna sewing machine model. If the top stitches are loose, turn the upper tension dial 1/4 turn to the right to tighten the tension.

What is the Elna Supermatic?

The Elna Supermatic was actually the world’s first automatic sewing machine. The very first model was said to have its first prototype made in Swizerland in the 30’s before World War II. There were several models made, the first being the Elna 1. The particular model my husband brought home was the Elna 2, made between 1956 – 1958.

Does the Elna 64C have matching forward and reverse stitch lengths?

Unfortunately, the 64C does not feature matching forward and reverse stitch lengths while using the quick reverse. Sure, you can dial in a matching reverse with the knob, but it isn’t exactly convenient or accurate. This in my mind is the Achilles Heel of the vintage Elna line.

What is the Star Series Elna Super 64C?

Today we’ll step back in time to look at the Star Series flatbed Elna Super 64C–a far less common variant of one of the most famous and ubiquitous Elnas of all, the Elna 62C SU. There is quite a bit of confusion surrounding the Star Series since they have gone through both mechanical and cosmetic revisions over the span of about 15 years.

Where is the LCR setting on an Elna sewing machine?

The final setting is used for buttonholes. This Elna also has LCR needle positioning located on a dial to the left of the stitch width lever. The needle positioning is not slotted, so you have a full range of adjustment from left to center to right. Reverse on this machine can be accomplished in two ways.