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L have an elna sewing but no model number, it says elna on the right hand side, and elnita zz on the top left hand side, and has a badge saying Tavaro S.A. Geneva Switzerland. can you ID. this machine, as l need a new part. Thank You.

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That is the exact model, there is no number.

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