Dating old sewing machine
Knee Control with Brake Pad, Horizontal Rotary Hook, drop-in Bobbin, Stitch Regulator situated on top of and at the end of the free arm.
Light weight aluminium casting, Colour Green, unusual as the standard colour for this period was black with the usual gold decoration. The Carrying Case fitted around the free arm enabling the case to extend the sewing area, a unique feature for the time.
The Elna 1 as it became known, was in production until 1952, the exact number of machines produced is not known.
The Elna name continued in the market place with machines being produced in Asia.Interestingly many of Ramon Casas Robert's patents were assigned to Mefina SA, Binningen in Switzerland. It is unclear what the precise relationship between Mefina and Tavaro was, although Mefina Annual Reports are held in the Tavaro Archives.With World War 2 now underway export of the machine did not commence until 1948.Other changes were the use of a slightly smaller motor resulting in a flat motor cover and changes to the carrying case.
Portable Straight Stitch with Free Arm, built-in Motor and Light.This type of stitch was called super-automatic which when abbreviated to Supermatic gave the Elna its name.