Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-made Sewing Machine

This is one of those machines that we love to find, so barely used that it looks like it just came out of the box. Of course we still take it apart and clean out the old sticky oil and check it over for potential problems. We also, of course, detail it to bring out it's latent shine.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

Made in Japan, this excellent Nelco Lyra sewing machine displays the traditional Japanese commitment to quality and workmanship. It features built-in stitch patterns and button holes as well as nice features like the instant-release Patch-o-Matic foot pressure adjuster and the easy, bed-mounted feed drop control. It's fast and strong, and a wonderful machine to sew on.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

Note, also, the full lower half of the faceplate becomes the lense for the sewing light.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

It uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available anywhere sewing supplies are sold.

This fine sewing machine has just come off the restoration bench and it's running and sewing like a new machine.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, 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.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made 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.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing 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.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

Restored Nelco Lyra Vintage Japanese-Made Sewing Machine

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.

Sorry, this beautiful machine has SOLD!