Iris and I each found Domestic machines on GW auction recently. They are every bit as odd as that Kenmore 71. The case is a lot like that too. The machines are shaped different from the Kenmore but still that aluminum body. I shot pics but my computer doesn't like the new QB very much - Iris are you up for posting yours too? Maybe we can get an old aluminum machine thread going on here. My machine is pretty light weight but it is in a heavy frame and carries in a heavy suit case. Mine has the same kind of attachments as the Kenmore 71. My Domestic has a timing issue. Maybe I need to search and see if it takes normal needles or not before I tinker with it. That Kenmore has the side tension too. My Domestic has a tension knob on the front and the thread on the side. I'm thinking I saw a date on the machine somewhere too - seems like it was mid 50s. The bobbin is odd too - larger than usual.