Something else to want

An Elna Grasshopper.  Didn’t even know these existed until this blog post by Petite Republic popped into my reader.  Hello, cutie!

Not fancy at all with probably just a couple stitches, but it’s so small that this would be the perfect portable.  The more I’m reading about this machine, the more I like it.  It comes with a hardcase that folds out and becomes an extension table and it has a knee controller instead of the usual foot pedal.  It was in production from 1940-1952 and was the first of its kind–compact, quiet, knee-controlled, and electric.

If I actually had a need for this, I’d seriously consider hunting one down!  It looks like so much fun and from what I hear it’s a dream to use!

(Photo copied from UK ebay ad; click photo for [pricey] listing)

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One Comment to “Something else to want”

  1. Cute! I wonder if your grandma ever had one.

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