I was just looking at a serial number list I found online. I had NO idea how many FWs had been manufactured. Thousands and thousands. I think anyone who wants one can find it right now. Prices are much different now too. When my dh bought me my black 221 prices were inflated (5 years ago). I just found a white/green 221k for about half of previous ones I've seen. I love my machines but this summer we're in the boondocks and one needs service. Thread gets hung up in the bobbin area and then it jams-and breaks. I've read everything, adjusted everything...guess I'm not very mechanical. I'm sure a sewing machine person wil have it corrected ASAP.