My friend gave me this beautiful girl. She has some issues, but I love her! I don't know much about vintage machines. Friend said she thinks there is something wrong with the tension, but I think it could be more than that. The needle does go up and down when I press the foot, so that is a good thing! The light doesn't work (could just be burned out) but the motor cord is worn and needs replacing. And she needs a good cleaning. I think the model number is J-C4 or JA19 but can't find anything online using those search terms. If anyone knows anything about this machine that would be great. I would like to take it for repairs but have no idea what a reasonable price would be. How much could I expect to spend fixing the wiring? What if she needs a complete overhaul? Is it worth it? More pictures and information here:http://chopstickknits.blogspot.com/2...g-machine.html Thanks!