...Necchi collector with the addition of
this lovely SuperNova Automatica.
She just arrived this evening so I have not yet had an opportunity to clean her, plug her in, or get to know her. We are still in the awkward introductory phase. I hope to spend the day with her tomorrow, taking her apart, cleaning out her oil, giving her a new dose of Triflow Teflon oil and taking her for a tentative seam or two.
A few stats:
- I was told she was originally bought in 1953
This is the copyright date for one of the books which came with with the machine. It's not proof of purchase date, but certainly coincidental.
- She has a knee operating lever instead of a pedal
The knee lever is in view next to Latte.
- She has a full cam set (and the usual large selection of presser feet that come with Necchis)
- She came with several mystery items
Mystery 1: What is a Sew Elite?
Mysery 2: A sandpaper bobbin, of sorts. What? Why?
Mystery 3: What kind of shaft is on these feet? What machine would use these? (The Sew Elite, perhaps?)
I have been told these go to a rotary front load machine. What is that??? A serger?
Mystery 4: Plastic Pieces. Can anyone identify these for me?
KC commented that these are used to hang curtains, which makes perfectly good sense because there were other curtain hooks in the "bits and bobs." Thank you, KC.
Mystery 5: Metal Part - a metal thread cutter that should go on a machine?
I have been told this is a cutting part to a "rotary front load machine." Question: What is a rotary machine? I tried searching to no avail.
- She came with almost 100 wooden spools of thread (which I'd love to sell in order to gift the dear woman who sold her to me because she could truly use the funds). If you'd like to purchase them, please make an offer. All proceeds will go to the elderly woman who sold me the machine. (I found 3 additional wooden spools since this photo was taken and have added them to the colleciton.)
- Her throne needs a good cleaning, but won't need sanded or painted
- She came with a couple of vintage sewing books
- Someone must have made dolls to sell
- She may be wonderful, but Nora holds my heart
- She will certainly come in handy in my sewing: I can use the old, cheap Kenmore for basting, the Nora for straight stitching, and this one for zig-zag. Having this option will help me stop breaking needles when I forget to switch needle position, or presser feet, or plates.
Happiness is....my Necchi collection!