I went to an auction today with my mother and the lady had tons of buttons, old cothes, and tables and tables of fabric, lace and sewing what nots.......too many to mention. She had purshased everything she had been eyeing all day and then this item came up and she paid $30.00 for it and said here this is yours. I have always wanted to start collecting old sewing machines and now maybe?? I have my first one. This one appears to have been made into a lamp and not sure I want to keep it this way. The letter states Deluxe Precision "Centennial" and below it says Made in Taiwan and Serial #018206. Its looks like its in good condition but not sure if its even a real one or a replica to look like an old machine. Does anyone know anymore information about this? If it is a real machine can parts still be ordered for them to fix it? If not I think this will make a great conversation piece. Thanks for all your help.