Last weekend I drove to Kingston to collect this little pretty - an Elna Lotus SP. I won her at an estate auction for $100. I got her home, cleaned her up inside and out, plugged her in and.....nothing. Well, not nothing. Her light turned on dimly and I could hear the motor running but nothing moved. Further investigation led me to realize that this machine, which was sold in London England in 1972, had never been converted to North American power. Boo. After checking online and getting advice, I purchased a step up/step down transformer ($30) for it to plug into, and voila, the machine works. I haven't really spent much time with it yet and I am a bit bummed over the workaround as I feel it takes away from the portability. Will I keep it? We'll see.
|A beautiful design, her case is built in.|
|All her accessories except the oil tube.|