Necchi Lelia 510

hi,
We were given an old Necchi Lelia 510 from 1980. I think all it needs
is a bobbin case. I tried to get a new one but was told Necchi no longer
exists. Mechanically It seems to work well and it is a very basic setup.
How good are these machines and is it worth keeping? It is on a fold
away table as well.
TIA
MacPhreak
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MacPhreak
The old Necchi's are wonderful machines. Very solid and will sew through anything you can fit under the foot. Check with any sewing machine repair shop for replacement bobbin cases for it. They'll probably be around $30 or so.
-Irene
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:20:19 -0500, MacPhreak wrote:
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IMS
Any reputable sewing machine repair shop should be able to order what you need. I ordered a spare bobbin case for my 1956 model Necchi Super Nova last year. Believe me you will not be sorry you kept that machine. They were considered the "Cadillac" of the sewing machine world. I would not trade mine for anything made today. Dot in Tennessee
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Scare Crowe
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:35:50 GMT, IMS wrote:
The free-arm Necchi Lycia I bought in 1964 is still my primary machine.
But don't oil the ventilation holes -- I had to buy a new motor in the late sixties, and I presume there are no longer motors designed to fit the space inside the machine.
Joy Beeson
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joy beeson
Joy, sure would like to run up on one of those free arm Necchis. I don't understad what you mean when referring to "ventilation hole"....I oil my Super Nova according to the manual instructons. I don't find any reference to "ventilation holes". Is that the way the manual states? My manual was obviously written by an Italian so anything could translate.
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Scare Crowe
On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 03:15:23 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net
If you oil the holes the manual tells you to oil, no problem. If you get industrious, and say "that hole looks as though it ought to have a glop of oil in it", you could be in trouble.
Looking over the machine, I don't see how I could get oil into the motor -- save through openings that I've *never* been dumb enough to mistake for oil holes, and at that I'd have to tip the machine up on end. It could be that I gummed up something else, and trying to move the gummedp-up something else burned out the motor.
This was over forty years ago, and I don't have a good memory at the best of times.
Joy Beeson
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joy beeson
Thanks Joy, that cleared up the "ventilation hole" question. I go by the book as a rule, to timid to do otherwise, guess it's my age......no guts.
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Scare Crowe

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