I have my grandmothers Singer sirci early 1950, that sews forward and back ward like a champ, have to look to see whichone, big heavy in big wood case, my 1980's kenmore, a Kenmore (janome made) 19000 embroiders machine, two surgers, a baby lock 3 thread late 80's, and a reburbished Janome from Overstock and the Brother SQ9000 I got on over stock for $140 including shipping (WM wanted $200 for it) Love the brother for most sewing and got it for same reason as others, wanted more stitches. Getting a white rotary treadle this after noon, can't wait to see it in person and what model it is. Now I will quit, have no more room. Just couldn't turn down the treadle, and when it was offered half price from estate sale I jumped for joy. Even if it needs some repairs, DH is pretty handy on them, as long as they are not computer. Can't afford the really expensive machines today on SS, but love to look.