Thanks Candance. No I haven't taken the top off yet....got to get my courage up!! I wondered about its history...when made etc....opinions on if they are worthwhile to get working right, if in good working order if they are keepers...etc. The same person also gave me a Singer 237 and I love, love, love that one.
I wouldn't put money into it if the camstack is cracked. You should check that first thing.