I went into Goodwill today to see if they had any sewing machines, believe it or not, there were three. A green colored Kenmore in a cabinet Model #2142. When I raised the head out of the cabinet, it would not rest down on cabinet. It was $24.99.
The second one was a ivory colored Kenmore in cabinet, model #5195 made in Japan. It was also $24.99 and looked in good condition.
The third one was a Necchi in a very nice cabinet, maple color. It was a desk type piece of furniture with three large drawers on the side, had most of the accessories, book and other data on the machine. It too was difficult getting the head to rest down on the machine, but I was able to do it. I wasn't able to try out the stitch because I had taken the bag of fabric scraps and thread out of the car when I took the car in for service. I did run the machine though and it worked fine. They were asking $35.00, and I got her to come down to $26.00 so I got it for $28.27, including tax.
Can anyone tell me what year it was made? The model No. is 536FB, there also was another number, 10534. I will pick it up tomorrow and will post a photo next week.