After the victorian house, we found the shop we were looking for and...
TaDaaaaa!!! Here is the Elna:
I'm hoping to find a true grasshopper someday. They were made from 1940-1952. This one is a Supermatic and came with a bazillion 'discs' to switch out for decorative stitches. This machine is probably a better fit for me, because I don't currently have anything that does zig zag stitching. I confirmed that it runs, but haven't figured out how to thread it and actually sew with it! This brings my total machine count to 3 (Featherweight, Singer 66 and now the Supermatic!).
I just looked through my blog for info on my Singer 66 and I never wrote a post!! Here is a short story-- I was fortunate to find the machine for sale on Craigslist. $15 and 2 miles from my home. Someone was looking to liquidate their stuff prior to moving. The cabinet was a little rough, but had potential. The machine is a crinkle coat. Once I knew it's model year, but I can't remember right now-- it's WWII era.
I spent a few days with my mom, stripping and staining the cabinet and lubing the machine. It runs well, but I haven't sewn anything on it. =( I do love the cabinet and it currently serves as a cat bed pedestal for Finn.
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, Let's Bee Social!