OK, I'm coming out of the closet here. I have been trying to read this ENTIRE thread and am now giving up!!! I did make it to the mid-200's though. Y'all keep this thread moving!
I do not have a vintage machine yet but am looking for (I think) a 201. I have a cabinet from MIL that I have seen with various 201's but she ditched the machine ages ago because it was so heavy. So I want to put one back in it.
I'm not sure what age of machine to hunt though. She got it in the late 40's and I like the scroll plates better. But, I was born in 1952 so it might be cool to have one my age. Then there are the Centennials.
Anyway, I told DH that this is like all the cats we have had through the years - you don't really have to look too hard as they will find us :-)