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I HAVE A ELNA SEWING MACHINE MANUAL AND CAMS AND FOOTS TO FIT OF ELNA SEWING MACHINE BOUGHT 52 YEARS AGO UNFORTUNATLEY I DO NOT HAVE THE SEWING MACHINE I LEFT THAT WITH A REPAIRER HERE IN ADELAIDE AS IT WAS NOT FIXABLE IS THERE ANY ONE WHO WOULD LIKE THE ABOVE FOR A MUSEUM OR ????? THE MACHINE WAS A ELNA SUPERMATIC

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I would love to take these off your hands as my Mum has an Elna Supermatic that was her mum's. Could you email me on cwrogers@tpg.com.au, I'd be happy to pay postage to ship, I'm up on the Gold Coast.

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Carolyn

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