August 26, 2017

Necchi BU Mira (1954)

I think I have had all of the 1950' series Necchi's at this point?
Logica 592 80s

This one cam out of a cabinet and needed both the full "all metal bits off" cleaning as well as new wiring from plug to pedal. Fortunately I had this handy BU wiring diagram to work to.

 Super saturated in 63 year old oil/grime it was a tough nut to crack.
Nice to have the original motor with the date and the hefty 1.1amp stamped on it.
Unfortunately this green paint job did not survive nearly as well as my grey Nora

She was frozen to the point of about a half turn only but the most fun is getting them unstuck. I made a custom crank handle out of a spare lock knob so that I can have better leverage while doing the loosening / break-in phase

No case on this one but it came with this unusual accessories box

The "Press Here" box


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  2. Hi. I have this same machine in a beautiful cabinet. It has that little black box, an accessories box (both full) including all the stuff to do embroidery and the like. I can barely sew and can't decide if I should keep or sell this. I can't find anywhere to help me price it. Ideas?

    1. There is no better beginners machine, later when you want bells and whistle's you can get something based on solid experience

  3. Hi - where did you get the nice wwod box?

    1. There is a guy out there who makes presentation level frames for machines; but they are pricey.
      I make them simple, see my post "DIY Vintage Sewing Machine Base"

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  5. I just had a Necchi BU sewing machine given to me. The lady told me it worked fine the last time she used it. My problem is it is not working. When I plug it in the light works but cannot sew with it. Is there something I'm missing? It has the knee control.