I learned on a vintage machine and have always preferred the ease of use and substantial materials used in production of older machines. Don't get me wrong, I use a newer one, too....I'm not a one machine kinda gal. In any case, my newest addition is a featherweight that starts with AF, possibly followed by a T. It came with several attachments & seems to be in excellent condition, runs perfectly. I'm anxious to learn more and would greatly appreciate any input. I'll post pics when I figure out how to attach my camera to my husband's macbook, my computer died a while ago which is why I haven't been active on my blog or here on the board.