Necchi Lydia 3, Model 544 (made in Italy, 1960’s)). $70. Many bloggers have a love/hate relationship with this machine and I witness frequent cursing over it! This model has all presser feet, a working foot pedal, and a few original bobbins (very hard to find). However, I had to research an online version of the manual, and could only find a version for another 544 generation. If any enthusiasts out there are willing to share a copy I would be most grateful. The bobbin winder is broken, and I’m planning to repair it. Like most sewing geeks, the sleek design mesmerized me and I went on a mission to locate one for my collection. The machine has a reputation for the internal cams cracking, because Necchi devolved to plastic for this integral and crucial piece. It turned out to be the lynchpin instigating the demise of the company. But many Italian tailors have created couture fasion art and pristine suits on these beautiful machines.