Went to my favorite thrift shop to get a dress shirt and pair of khakis for my son. I refuse to pay new prices for something he's going to wear 1 day only, paid $1 each. In the back they had this older machine for $30. I sorta tested it ( spun the hand wheel to make sure things moved) and it moved easily. The needle went up and down without a lot of racket so I'm assuming it's working. Its electrified but the cord is frayed so I didn't plug it in. The serial number starts with JC so it was made in 1948. I think I got a pretty good deal. I'll get pictures as soon as I replace the camera batteries.