It has been quite a long time since posting here. Of course when I need help who do I turn to? The QB members. After I announced that there would be no more sewing machines for me, guess what I did . Yes, I bought another one. BUT, this one is for my great grandaughter. She is 11 and shows a lot of interest so here we go. This new machine is a Brother and it is pink and a little purple . Sounds really girly and I think she'll love it. Following are the numbers etc : J16102422....Tingler 031 seems it was made in Korea if I am correct. Would really be grateful for any info such as when it was made, and anything else you could mention. The manual came with it but doesn't go into a lot of detail.