Thanks John...yes, it is very similar. There's a different stitch regulator, but a lot of the other stuff is the same.
Gosh! Wouldn't it be fun to find one of those badges from some dealer's drawer! I guess that now's the time to put it out there. If anyone has a badge that might be appropriate for this machine, please let me know. I'd really like to find one to cover up the holes and scratches. I still haven't pulled out the machine to look at the underside. Will do soon.