Pages taged "vintage sewing machines":

  • NECCHI Mirella - blog & news

    This incredibly beautiful sewing machine was created in 1957 by Marcello Nizzoli for the NECCHI brand...

  • Elna #1 "Grasshoper" Antique Sewing Machine - blog & news

    This machine was made by the Swiss firm Tavaro S. A., Geneva, Switzerland. The Company started manufacturing sewing machines in 1934 and the Elna was introduced in 1940. Designed by Ramon Casas it was the first modern free arm portable machine and proved extremely popular. Manufactured until 1952 the Elna under went very minor modifications during its production most notably to the motor and its housing. Initially the Elna did not carry a model number but has since become known as the Elna No.1, it also has the affectionate nick-name of "Grasshopper"...

  • Elna Lotus — Sewing Machine of Moma Collection - blog & news

    The Elna Lotus was launched in 1968, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the Elna Lotus in the Design Collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Compact machines with a self- contained accessory unit and carrying case. Styled by Raymond Loewy of Paris, France, the Lotus model received international awards for its design. The first Elna's compact sewing machine, embodying in one unit: compact design, i.e. reduced dimensions but a normal working surface light weight integrated case (protection flaps) built-in sewing table...

  • Vulcan Vintage Child's Sewing Machines - blog & news

    History of the Maker: In 1957, Vulcan registered a patent for it’s famous trio of TSMs. The Minor, the Junior and the free arm Senior were all sturdy cast aluminum toys. These models were popular in Australia and Vulcan had distributorships in all the major capital cities...