Cornely A – NOT FOR SALE

Very rare Cornely A Crank Embroidery Artisan Machine in excellent condition and with beautiful patina which it earned over the last 100 years.

This machine comes with all the parts to get you started, runs super smooth and stitches great.

With the Cornely A Machine you can create embroidery in the chain stitch and chenille / moss stitch method. Perfect for oldschool style custom embroidery on jackets, patches, bags, etc.

Machine A
This was the first and most simple of all the Cornely embroidery machines and was invented in 1865. It embroidered chain stitch and moss stitch only. Moss stitch is an unsecured chain stitch and was made by turning the looper forward and the hook of the needle backward. These stitches were worked on all types of fabric from the finest tulle or thinnest lace to the heaviest cloth and many different threads, such as silk, cotton, wool, metal thread, etc., were used to make the chain or moss stitches. This machine was used to decorate curtains, upholstery, coats and dresses. It was also used for marking names and monograms on linen, lingerie and handkerchiefs, for embroidering gloves and stockings and for ornamenting veils and laces, shoes and sandals. The chain stitch gave a back stitch reverse side of the fabric and this back stitch was often used for decoration instead of the chain stitch.
(Quote from Machine Embroidery a complete guide by Christine Risley)

Please note – this auction is for the machine only, table and motor are not included.

The machine can be viewed and tested in 80339 Munich, Germany.

Please contact me for international shipping costs.
To the USA it's around 120€ with DHL including insurance up to 2.000€ and tracking ID.
To Japan it's around 120€ with DHL including insurance up to 2.000€ and tracking ID.
To Europe it's around 65€ with DHL including insurance up to 2.000€ and tracking ID.
To Germany it's around 25€ with DHL including insurance up to 2.000€ and tracking ID.

And just to point this out clear – the machine is over a 100 years old and just like with a vintage motorcycle I can’t give any warranty that there may be some repairs necessary in the future. But if you take good care this baby will probably run another 100 years.

The sale is made under exclusion of any warranty.

Included parts

  • manuals

  • size 5 nipple

  • 10 needles size 5

  • threading wire

  • smoothfoot with two spare rubber rings

  • Madeira Burmilana 12 cone

  • spare thread tension spring

  • spare front spring

  • spare back spring

  • original wooden coil