I cannot find out when this machine was made or where to buy a cover plate and spool spindle. Don't know what it's worth, but it's green and I like it. I hope I can get it stitching. The serial # is B42416. The cover on the case is a dull green faux reptile look. It must have be very cool in its' day. Almost looks art decco with the pin striping. Anything I find out will be good, I only know it supposedly belonged to the seller's family. Paid $40.