Sewing Machine; 16-161


Sewing Machine

About this object

The first compact electric portable sewing machine, with a 'free arm'. Made in Switzerland 1940. Excellent condition.
'Elna' #1 Sewing Machine known as 'the Grasshopper' ; green colour. It was owned by the donor's mother's cousin from Robertsons' Sewing Centre Queen St, Auckland. It was bought by Myrtle Connor who was a milliner working at Milne & Choyce, Queen Street, Auckland.


A: L 33cm W 15cm H: 26cm
B: L 35cm W 16.5cm H: 29cm
C: L 16cm W 11cm
D: L 144cm
E,F,G.H.I: Diameter 2cm H 1cm
J: L 13.5cm W 6cm H 5.5cm
K: L 13.5cm W 6.5cm
L: L 2cm W 1cm
M: L 4.5cm W 1.5cm
N: L 3cm W 1.5cm
O: L 3.5cm W 8cm
P: L 3.5cm W 1.5cm
Q: L 3.5cm W 1.5cm
R: L 2.5cm W 1.02cm
S: L 9cm
T: L 12.03cm W 1.5cm
U: L 5cm
V: H 12.3cm Diameter 3cm (base)
W: L 4cm W 3cm
X: L 5cm mW 4cm
Y: L 13cm W 6cm
Z: L 90cm W 56cm

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Sewing Machine

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