I hemmed and hawed, but my DH really wanted to buy it, so we did. The shop was asking $625 but we talked her down to $525. In my defense, I will say it's harder to find older machines in the southern half of Florida. Most people get rid of this stuff before they move down here. So, for my money, this is what I have:
1957 FW with all attachments nice & clean
spare bulb, original needles
clean (non-stinky) box
and what did for my hubby,
a beautiful card table!
I know if I lived up north and waited, I could have found a better deal. But is this awful?