Hi, I'm a huge vintage Kenmore fan, but I've just brached out to Necchi's. Yesterday I found a 3204fb at a garage sale for $25! I thought it was a pretty good deal. Plus, I'm getting it for my 8 year old daughter, so the more basic the features, the better.
I had fun last night, cleaning it (scraping out the wrong/frozen up grease) and oiling it. The upper and bobbin tensions had to be balanced too. That was a blast, finally getting that right. =) (I am such a sewing machine geek! You know, like an arm chair mechanic!)
Anyway, I'd love to know more about this machine. It has all metal gears and a cast iron body. When/where was it made? What's the going rate on these right now? I've seen them listed anywhere from fifty to three hundred.
(How do you post pics on this forum? )