I found the owner's manual online and ordered it this morning. Thank you, Bob email: bob-crowley. Rach, Elna Supermatics are prone to a certain part breaking--can't remember the name. Does anyone know anything about Elgin sewing machines? It is there intentionally to hold oil. However, that's not a recommendation as I've not seen many pre-1960s machines I don't like. Also, with me being a student, I am not able to sew daily. I saw a 1015 model, maybe it will be close.
Otherwise, I feel the Supermatic is as sturdy as most Singers or Neechis. All functions work great and appearance is in good condition. Local free pickup also available and willing to meet for free in the local triad area after contact thru email. It is very like an Old Singer or round here we call em PickyMaMa's. Though be honest with yourself - I know people who fall in and out of love with things all the time - Thanks for your honesty. I just bought this exact machine at a yard sale today for an excellent price.
There is just to much rust inside to make these worthy of the machine it belongs in. When you look at the machine, specifically note the tension dial, the way the foot clamps to the pressure bar and the style of the cast iron parts of the treadle, and if you can, look up at the back side of any supports as some manufactures put their name or city there. The drop in bobbin is just not my favorite and they just don't do what I need a machine to do. Im thinking 40 - 50. Another Elgin I saw had a 1. I don't want to guess on that. I dont think this one is that old.
All of the holes in the top of the machine are likely to be oiling holes. I do not have these, and I do not really know what they look like at this time. Real fun to have and Play with. And a lot easier to get supplies too. I'd love to have your opinion. The Elgin appears to have quite a bit of plastic in it.
This machine caught my eye because it's not super modern, meaning not computerized, but offers a variety of stitch patterns. Otherwise do a web search for Relics or Tia Relics and ask if they have a manual that will sub for your machine if you cannot find it in her listings. But, According to the articles I saw, National was bought out by Janome in 1960. We can't figure out how to work the bobbin on the bottom. I'd love to get an answer on the manual and will be happy to pay for it. I saw your offer to send a copy of the manual for the Elfin S1145. I have not gotten the machine touched up with the right color paint yet, so the end pics will have to wait.
It appears to be from the 70's. I would adore to find a nice Parlor Cabinet machine. It is still on hold. Just type in Elgin 2468. I think they want a premium for the machine, so it depends on how much you want that particular machine. Unfortunately, the owners of this machine , or maybe the second owners of this machine did not have much respect for it, and my machine has a lot of rust, chipped paint and hard years. I am looking for cams for it and I do not know which ones will fit.
Is it an older model Janome? I don't have any machines that are capable of anything beyond zigzag. None of the cords have insulation, or grounded plugs. I love other machines more. I think machines match our sewing needs and personality. If you can see a small red piece of felt in that lower bobbin area, put a drop or two of oil on it.
I have a green one and like it a lot. Is the model number right? She passed away 4 years ago mand a family member asked for the machine. Jan 24, 2016 This may be way off left field, but I saw some Elgin manuals for old vintage machines on the Singer site. Check the bottom of the machine, because those parts need to be oiled too remove bottom cover if it has one. I had some pieces from another machine and they match, so I changed them out.
Just one or two drops at each location is enough. Not much on this company. Otherwise, I feel the Supermatic is as sturdy as most Singers or Necchis. Every time I think I'm done, I find something related I could also collect. Others may want to expound. Needs a belt, and a bit of new felt rings for the screws, but it seems to move very, very smoothly.
Will send pics of desk at request. Which ever company this machine is from, I can say they did an excellent job of putting it together. I still don't have a machine with a free arm and decent metal ones seem to be a bit uncommon. Make sure all items in the cart are correct before you checkout. If it was made by Free, it may be easier to get some info on it. Do you still have the manual and would you be willing to send me a copy. If they were even reasonably well cared for, they should.