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Is your machine an Air Electronic SU? these were numbered 68 and 69, one was the standard base, the other a duplex base designed to go into a cabinet. The duplex base ones have a dished shape lower plate and the machine can be pivoted up out of the base to use as free arm, or lowered back down to use flush. The standard model has a flat base with four rubber feet.
So if your machine is a standard base Elna then you need to set it on a lowered platform so the top of the free arm is level with the top of your cabinet surface. You may have to rig up something suitable to achieve this different level rather than mounting the machine itself.
Horn sewing cabinets allow you to do this, you set the hydraulic lift platform to the right level so the top of the arm is level with the top of the cabinet, then they sold a persplex piece that would fit around the machine filling in the area between the free arm and the outside of the platform area giving you a flush platform.
If it can be attached, there will be a set of screws/hinges on the back side of it.
I actually modified a sewing machine cabinet to be able to place my machine inside for storage, on its side. When sewing, I have the modified board on the hinge and the machine sets on top of that. When not is use, cabinet looks like a "table" cabinet.
The old Horn lifts had vertical rails on the sides and the newer style has one center support. Push the lever up and press down on the platform to lower, push up on the lever and the platform should raise. If it binds, the plastic slides are broken or if the cables are loose, then the lift is likely broken. www.hornofamerica.com