On Saturday I got this beautiful Singer 503 at our church garage sale for $18. It is my first Rocketeer. The owner said her daughter had issues with the stitch, but so far I haven't encountered any problems. This week I hope to piece a Linus quilt and give it a work out.
My question is: where is the serial number? I took off the bottom and didn't see it, but maybe I am blind.
The other question I have concerns the slide plate. Although in the proper groove, it is extremely loose. Are the slide plates on this model magnetized?