Swiss-made Elna Super Vintage Sewing Machine

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

When someone describes a car or a machine that is exceptionally fine, they may say it runs like a sewing machine, or they may say it runs like a Swiss watch. This fine, precision sewing machine was made in Switzerland in the middle of the last century and it runs and sews like, well, a Swiss sewing machine, strong and smooth.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

This beautiful European machine comes with an accessory kit that includes spare bobbins, presser feet, lint brush, and stitch pattern cams, in a slide-off accessory compartment. The compartment has a crack in it as can be seen in the photo, but it's strong and serviceable.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

This Elna is in excellent, barely used condition but we took it apart anyway and cleaned the parts in an alcohol bath to remove any dried on oil and dirt, and we inspected, repaired, replaced, adjusted and detailed to make it run and sew like a new machine.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

A fine Swiss-made Elna sewing machine


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