International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society
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1940 - 1952
|Colour of the machine||
green, installed behind the free arm, rectangular
black or dark green
lever on free arm
on front plate at the left hand
with belt on the right hand side, gear speed reducer (accessory)
"The quality Swiss sewing machine
that greatly influenced competitors' products."
Close-up of the Attachment
box for the
"Grasshopper" showing how it
tucks under the arm of the machine.
Elna Postcard showing the
"Grasshopper" in use.
The front view of the
(Pictures provided to ISMACS Courtesy of Sylvia Lanza)
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