Vintage Sewing Machines - Elna Supermatic KatFit Stitch
Blued finish, plain pistol-grip walnut stock and forearm, 4-round magazine capacity. Supermatic Field models were superseded by models in Supermatic Deluxe group beginning in 1966. 12-gauge guns have 2.75" chambers; 20-gauge 3" chambers. Like Supermatic Field except with 27" barrel and 6-position click-stop adjustable choke. Blued finish, checkered pistol-grip walnut stock and forearm, 4-round magazine. Supermatic Special models were superseded by models in Supermatic Deluxe group beginning in 1966.
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Catalog #8230 has compensator integral, with adjustable choke. Blued finish, checkered walnut stock and fore-end, 4-round magazine, 6-click-stop adjustable choke. Magazine capacity: five 2.75" shells; four 3" shells.
Vintage sewing machines are unique and often overlooked. The Elna Supermatic is one of those beauties and can sew through just about anything. Unlike modern day sewing machines, her durability is state of the art.
Not many people are lucky enough to find these little gems, so if you ever come across one, buy it immediately! When my husband came home with an ugly green metal box, I didn’t know what to think. I had no idea what it was, and thought perhaps it was an old tool he bought at an auction sale. Little did I know it was a beautiful diamond in the rough. At first I didn’t know what would ever possess him to buy It looked ugly to me. It was a homely looking green color and resembled a grasshopper. A quick history lesson told me the first Elna was actually called the ‘grasshopper’ because of its unique design. Instead, a metal bar in the shape of a grasshopper leg was inserted on the side allowing your thigh to press against it, to move the machine along. The Elna Supermatic was actually the world’s first automatic sewing machine.
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The very first model was said to have its first prototype made in Swizerland in the 30’s before World War II. There were several models made, the first being the Elna 1. The particular model my husband brought home was the Elna 2, made between 1956 – 1958.
It’s a two tone green color, with a Cam/Disc ejection button incorporated. You can actually change a disc and sew a different design. If you want to sew a beautiful scalloped edge on a bridal netting, all you have to do is pop open the the Cam/Disc ejection button, slide on a black metal ring with a scallop diagram, and away you go. What makes the Elna Supermatic interesting is that the sewing case resembles an ammo box. The box even converts into a table that wraps around the machine for quilting. Today, all you have to do on modern-day sewing machines is push a button. Sure, it’s easy enough, but there is something to be said about good old-fashioned mechanics.
Computerized sewing machines are great, but I like to know how things work. When you push a button, it gets the project done, but there’s no understanding of the process. For me, there is nothing as beautiful as seeing the process unfold before your eyes, and putting these stitch Cam’s in, and watching the process, is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced with a sewing machine. When I first started to use my Elna 2, it was loud and obnoxious. We sent it away to be serviced, and it came back like the beauty that it is.
I knew I wasn’t keeping the machine when we sent it away to be serviced, because it was supposed to be a gift for our daughter, but when we got it back, I fell in love with it. I got to play with it, and even though I’ve worked on many different types of sewing machine in the last 30 years, I had never experienced so much joy when sewing with this Elna. I wanted to keep it, but away it went to our daughter. However, she had gotten a computerized machine and didn’t need the Elna anymore. About five years later, the precious beauty ended up in my arms again.
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Like most vintage sewing machines, they take on a life of their own, like a real person. The intentions of my daughter giving the machine back to me, was purely for me to fix it up and pay it forward in kindness to someone else who needed it. Most especially to someone who would appreciate its unique qualities. I had serviced 10 threader machines in my day, so I figured I knew enough sewing machine maintenance to give it a go. Now, by that time, the Elna had sit for years not being used. Sure enough, like a dream, the old Elna roared to life. When pressing the thigh pedal, the machine just revved, but didn’t sew anything. Now, when my daughter used it, some operational problems lingered. I quickly realized it was just stuck in bobbin mode. So, really, there was nothing wrong with the machine. It did sound like a tractor again when I sewed, so I oiled it up and it soon purred like a kitten. Tension had to be adjusted, and then she worked like a dream again. I think I know the perfect person who will love it unconditionally.
I often wonder who owned this little gem before us. What kind of garments were sewn on my little green grasshopper? I love history, and I love things that mean something. Did a woman in Switzerland sew a quilt for her war hero husband? Perhaps this little Elna 2 was given as a gift many times throughout history.