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Automatic

1959 - 1973

Elna Automatic
1959 - 1963
Colour of the machine beige
base plate: brown
Accessory box beige, installed under free arm
Carrying case beige, metal
Knobs stitch length wheel: black, horizontal
stitch width knob: black, horizontal
Bobbin Winder at the right of the top cover, automatic stop
Stitches 5 Elna-discs (of which, 1 is embroidery stitch)
Discs ejection by push button
Speed Control foot control grey or beige, or knee lever
Buttonhole normal, by turning the fabric

Elna Automatic
1963 - 1964
Colour of the machine grey
base plate: dark grey
Accessory box grey, installed under free arm
Carrying case grey, metal
Knobs stitch length wheel: black, horizontal
stitch width knob: black, horizontal
Bobbin Winder at the right of the top cover, automatic stop
Stitches 5 Elna-discs (of which, 1 is embroidery stitch)
Discs ejection by push button
Speed Control foot control grey or beige, or knee lever
Buttonhole normal, by turning the fabric

Elna Automatic
(Star Series)
1964 - 1971
&
Elna ST
(Star)
(Star Series)
Colour of the machine white/ivory
upper cover: light green
Accessory box grey, installed under free arm
Carrying case grey, metal
Knobs stitch length and tension knobs: white with gold marking
stitch width knob: rectangular, white, with gold marking
Bobbin winder at the right of the top cover, automatic stop
Needle plate polished
Bobbin extractor with spring
Thread take-up lever closed
Speed control 1964 - 1967 foot control with diode
1968 - 1973 electronic foot control (with 2 speed range +/-)
Stitches 7 built-in stitches (of which, 2 are embroidery stitches)
6 Elna-discs
Buttonhole normal by turning fabric