Mom and I stopped at Goodwill, June 30th, 2012 because it was their half price day. I found this machine priced $8 but I got it for a mere $4. The case was dirty but when I removed the top, the machine was very clean and everything seemed to move freely.
This is when I got her home and out of the case. See....very clean. Of course, I still took her apart and cleaned and oiled her anyway. Not really any adjusting and she sews great!
She is a 1977 Kenmore,
model # 158.12310 Serial # 0043275
The bottom of the foot pedal doesn't even look like it has seen the floor!
This is my daily sewing machine!! I sew on her almost every day and I love her. She is a real workhorse! Now that I realize how these older machine sew, I don't think I will every buy another new one.