Elna Lotus SP . Portable Sewing Machine 1972

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  1. scotjimland

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    I sold loads of them!I think they were £49 for the zz and £59 for the sp.The only thing that ever fails is the bottom gear!still replace the odd one!although I,ve retired.Singer 222/221k fail on the electrics!seen a lots of them with perished wiring!
     
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    My wife was given one for her 18th birthday, and it is still going strong! Over the last 45 years, it has been used for clothes for us and our three children, home furnishings, curtains and much more. Still runs perfectly, and is used regularly.
     
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    Good ones fetch a bit more these days.. £100 to £180 for an SP in top condition.. they fetch more in the US.. upwards of £250 http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...lna+lotus+sp.TRS0&_nkw=elna+lotus+sp&_sacat=0
    ones in need of repair or sold as spares around £50 ..

    there is one in the New York Museum Of Modern Art , MOMA .. http://www.moma.org/collection/works/4067

    The wiring is fine in both my Singers 221 and 222 but as you said it can perish.. I've replaced it in older machines..

    what have your retired from?
     
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    Selling and repairing sewing machines for 46 years!!!
     
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    You spoke too soon.. :(

    Mine has just failed, replacement being supplied by the seller.. hope it's an easy job..

    Any tips on changing and re-setting the timing will be greatly appreciated.. thanks



    I'm sure now...:rolleyes:


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    @robrace

    New gear arrived today and I spent this evening changing it.. not too difficult, .. but resetting the timing took a bit of patience..

    Jan is now a very happy sewing bunny

    The old gear looks like it is made of a brittle plastic... unlike the new one which is white and probably nylon..
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