Well folks, believe it or not a bought my first 221 today...and I've got a lot of machines. I was able to get it for 1/2 off on a moving sale for 25.00...I know...had to drive into the heart of darkness in the Pine Barrens to get it.
It needs some minor restoration but here are some before and after pictures:
First two uncleaned out of the sale, third beginning process of restoring/cleaning. Will need some new black paint and minor French Polishing to restore to 95%.
The question is whether after fully restoring it is it worth investing in:
A "new" Singer motor (original) --it has a replacement motor-- and black case for it. I have the foot pedal and some accessories.
Thanks for your opinions.