Thank you for the welcome. The 9W might have looked better but my son decided to clean it before they gave it to me. He may have damaged the decals but then again, a hundred years of use may have. My DIL is 25 and she says her grandma was still sewing on it when she was a teenager.
The 301 is a wonderful machine. It has become extremely popular. Another member and her husband have bought several that I know of recently. For a while we were bidding against one another and I finally figured that out and quit! No point in just driving them up. I really want a black 301. They appeal to me so much. I also have a cabinet that a short bed would fit in. I think it needs the LBOW.
Oh dear....I think I have a problem!