Nani's Necchi!

>> Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How's that for a catchy post title?

So here she is in all her turquoisy glory. (Boy do you think my grandmother preplanned for me or what?!)

The 1955 Necchi Automatic Supernova Ultra sewing machine my grandmother (Nani) bought to sew drapes for the house she and my grandfather bought that same year.

The sewing machine she sewed on until she couldn't sew anymore. And now she's mine.

Every tool and attachment still in perfect working order and all stored away in the little box it came in.

Instruction manual and supplementary manual

I need to have it cleaned and the insulation on the wiring has corroded so needs to be redone, but other than that, she's in great condition and I can't wait to start using her!

What vintage family treasures have you uncovered lately? I'm linking up with Suzanne over at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday. Head on over and check out all the other vintage lovelies!


ewenique June 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Oh! You are so lucky to have this sewing machine, when you take it in to be repaired don't let them tell you it can't be repaired, thats usually their way of trying to sell you a new machine. These old machines have metal moving parts, no plastic...they last forever.

LV June 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

I do not know much about sewing machines, as that was not my thing. My mother was our seamstress. She had old Singer. In fact, my sister still has it. It has all the original paper work and parts. Just needs a new belt and it would be like new.

Shirley June 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

Really neat. This was well taken care of!

Vonlipi June 23, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Turquoise is such a lovely color!

You are very lucky to have all those accessories!

Postcardy June 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

That reminds me of the Singer my family got in 1958 when I was learning to sew. It had a blond desk cabinet too.

Maureen June 23, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

Wow - it is very apparent that Nane loved her Necchi! Such wonderful condition!

concretenprimroses June 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

What a treasure.
Such interesting parts came with it. I'm jealous of your nice sewing table and chair. My mom bought mine with the machine for me in 1969, and although it was expensive, its actually cheaply made and ugly! But I'm still using my machine (Singer Touch and Sew) and the cabinet and chair over 40 years later.

Coloradolady June 23, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

What a treasure!!! My grandma had one of these machines to, that I now have. I just had it serviced, but have not used it. I think hers was an industrial machine...not sure! I will have to display mine on VTT one day soon! Yours is a lovely machine!

Dawn June 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

I love that turquoise sewing machine!

Sarah June 23, 2010 at 10:47 PM  

What a treasure and a in the perfect color! :-)
The old machines are the best. You'll enjoy sewing on this one, I'm certain. ~ Sarah

Anna June 23, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

That is amazing, a beautiful treasure on its own but even more special because it was your grandmother's. She really took great care of it, too.

Grannys Attic June 24, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

You are so lucky to have your grandma sewing machine. I just love the Terquoise color. I hope you get it fixed and start showing us some pretty things you make with it. Blessings, Vicky

Sweet Bee Cottage June 24, 2010 at 1:34 AM  

What a wonderful family heirloom. Love that color!

Elizabeth June 24, 2010 at 5:23 AM  

What a gorgeous sewing machine! Love the colour.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife June 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM  

Pretty, pretty! Mine is a 1952 Singer, but it's black - I love the aqua of your Necchi! I refuse to go new - you should have seen me arguing in design class when I was in college with the professor! :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove June 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

Oh what a vintage beauty!! And a great keepsake treasure! I love it. and the blue is so trendy right now! LOL

Terry @ La Bella Vie June 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

Oh my. I love this! I collect vintage sewing machines, "mini and biggies" and this is so wonderful! Also love your blog, its so sweet!
I'm now following you and would like to extend the invitation to you to come be a follower on my little blog if you would like.

Thanks for sharing,

Terry @ La Bella Vie June 24, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Oops, one more thing, yes my little Dainty Miss pieces are useful as well as decorative. This set is the sugar, creamer, salt and pepper and jam pot.


Amy Lilley Designs June 25, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

A TREASURE from your Gram!!!!...can't wait to see all your yet to be created are a blessed Gal!!!

Pam June 26, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

What a neat sewing machine and to come with all the attachments is amazing. Looks like she took excellent care of it.

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