I found a 1948 99K Hand Crank on Craigslist. It had been relisted a couple of days ago, so no one snapped it up over the last few weeks. I called the seller and he will drop the price to $100 from $150. It is pretty, with scroll faceplate and bentwood case. Decals look good. I love that faceplate: beautiful!
I can also convert my 1953 99K, but this one is growing on me. Sewing Heaven's conversion looks pretty nice too. Will I be able to fit the carry case cover over the hand crank after the conversion?