I recently purchased this Western Electric sewing machine from shopgoodwill in MO for $25. Was able to pick it up at the store to avoid shipping charges. They said it didn't work. I knew the motor was missing, but loved the case/foot pedal and I asked if the bobbin shuttle was with it (it was). It does work and makes a nice stitch. I would like to find the missing front slide plate and also an original motor. Photos I've seen show a silver motor that swings under the arm when not in use. If anyone knows where I can locate these items, please contact me.
Thanks, Jeanie in MO