I am not yet a full-blown vintage enthusiast, but have been watching your posts, and wanted you all to know about a find. I don't know if these are preferred by any seekers, and I tried to write down as much as I could about them.
If you live in the area, these machines are located at:
The Serendipity Shoppe
in the Lafayette Presbyterian Church
on the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette Avenues in Buffalo, NY
1) A New Home machine, gold in color, Type F. This has a box of attachments with it. I could not find a model number on this, but it has decals with a greyhound and says "light running" on the front of the machine.
2) A Free-Westinghouse TYPE E and
Manufactured by Free Sewing Co,Rockford ILL. I could not find a Model # on this one, either (probably looking in the wrong place, and my ride was in a hurry) This was in a cabinet, by the way.
3) A Kenmore model 117-959 in a cabinet (and boy, was this one HEAVY---cast iron, I think)
There were a couple of others, but these looked like the oldest ones.
None were over $30, and all goods are currently 20 percent off.
The store is completely volunteer-run, donation supplied and all funds go to AIDS services for patients here in the Buffalo Area. The are open Wed-Thurs from noon-5:00 PM. Phone: 716-479-2598
Happy Hunting, Y'all!!