I bought a handcrank Singer 15-98 today very reasonably from a quilt guild member who said it was in very good shape. Once I got it home and really looked at it, I saw several things that didn't seem quite right. The serial number 492567 doesn't seem like a Singer and the decals although in perfect shape aren't quite right either. The machine and case is pristine and it sews really well. I suspect that it is a reproduction but can't find very much about these when I googled it. Does anyone have any information on these machines and know when and where they were made? I'm not annoyed with the seller who had no idea that it wasn't the "real thing". I do have a machine that will sew if the hydro is out and I don't have many $ tied up but I would like to know a little more in case I do want to sell it sometime.