So much info so fast! Thank you guys! I did look at the VSMS thread, but there were, like, over a thousand pages and I didn't know where to start. And I didn't know if I should just post pics on there or not- I didn't want to clog it up or anything for the regulars.
Now that I know what machine it is I can search for tutorials on cleaning it or oiling it, etc.
Also, the finish is poor- the letters are wearing off. I have seen old machines that people paint with automotive paint that look SO FUN and I have to admit... that idea is rumbling around in my mind now... as long as the family is ok with it.