Necchi BU
The much favored classic sewing machine desired to use in a treadle for zig zag stitching added to an excellent straight stitch sewing. This is a true classic sewing machine and like the Singers this one has been copied and cloned by many manufactures.This made in Italy sewing machine is well engineered and built to be smooth operating and so easy function well. It often seems a feather could move it along it is so easy to turn. In a treadle it is a pleasure to use.The price is just $235.00 for the treadle setup. Look at the White treadle Zig Zag for a finest treadle for this machine. The motor setup is just $265.00. After reading through the listing ask questions to clear up what is not clear.
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These Necchi BUs are getting more and more difficult to find in the wild. Their paint is showing up now somewhat wrinkled but still good and tight. This model is a finest selection for use in a treadle. You just cannot do better.
These Necchi BUs are getting more and more difficult to find in the wild. Their paint is showing up now somewhat wrinkled but still good and tight. This model is a finest selection for use in a treadle. You just cannot do better.
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Some of the mentioned paint affect is present on rear side of the bed. It is however tight and smooth so will not affect sewing.
Some of the mentioned paint affect is present on rear side of the bed. It is however tight and smooth so will not affect sewing.
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These Necchi sewing machines are nice looking at all angles. They are made extremely well and are so smooth and easy moving sewing.
These Necchi sewing machines are nice looking at all angles. They are made extremely well and are so smooth and easy moving sewing.
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The sewing light is very nice and adjustable. The wiring on the light must be finished before shipping. It will remain short if used with the motor and finished with a plug. The motor likewise will be finished with a short wire and a plug. If sold to use in a treadle the light wire will be lengthened to six feet and finished with a plug. The motor will be removed.
The sewing light is very nice and adjustable. The wiring on the light must be finished before shipping. It will remain short if used with the motor and finished with a plug. The motor likewise will be finished with a short wire and a plug. If sold to use in a treadle the light wire will be lengthened to six feet and finished with a plug. The motor will be removed.
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This end view shows the light and motor as now as I setup to service. It will be finished to be a motor operated unit OR a treadle operated unit.
This end view shows the light and motor as now as I setup to service. It will be finished to be a motor operated unit OR a treadle operated unit.
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These are the major controls for the - top left is the needle position allocator - left center right. Lower left is the zig zag width selector and on the right side is the stitch length selector.
These are the major controls for the - top left is the needle position allocator - left center right. Lower left is the zig zag width selector and on the right side is the stitch length selector.
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Here is the thread tension above the needle.
Here is the thread tension above the needle.
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This is the bobbin winder. It works off of the hand wheel. When the wheel turns the bobbin winder turns.
This is the bobbin winder. It works off of the hand wheel. When the wheel turns the bobbin winder turns.
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The bobbin case is easy to get to to change bobbins. It is also easy to clean the race here. The lever on the right side drops the feed dogs. It is well made.
The bobbin case is easy to get to to change bobbins. It is also easy to clean the race here. The lever on the right side drops the feed dogs. It is well made.
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Same area with another view.
Same area with another view.
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Looking at the race/bobbin area from below with the head tipped back. The manual shows how to open and close this area and it is not difficult to do.
Looking at the race/bobbin area from below with the head tipped back. The manual shows how to open and close this area and it is not difficult to do.
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The serial number is U236050.
The serial number is U236050.
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Necchi used this great seal of approval for their sewing machines sold in America.
Necchi used this great seal of approval for their sewing machines sold in America.
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The underside is strong and easy to get to for servicing with cleaning and lubricating.
The underside is strong and easy to get to for servicing with cleaning and lubricating.
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This is one of the best things with this Necchi. It has many of the accessories that came with it. The needle plates on the right side are for straight stitching and darning without the feed dogs. Low shank attachments will work on this Necchi and there are many available.
This is one of the best things with this Necchi. It has many of the accessories that came with it. The needle plates on the right side are for straight stitching and darning without the feed dogs. Low shank attachments will work on this Necchi and there are many available.
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Another view. I see a roller foot, a zipper foot, a button foot, a straight stitch foot, a cording foot and some hemmers and others perhaps.
Another view. I see a roller foot, a zipper foot, a button foot, a straight stitch foot, a cording foot and some hemmers and others perhaps.