The serial number places it at 1948 but we all know that is when the serial numbers were assigned. The date does not necessarily indicate it was made then. But close. So it is 64 or so years old. If you want to listen click the link:
The machine has been fairly well maintained. It has the usual scratches on the bed, that is to be expected. The feed dogs were a bit packed with lint.
But I have seen much worse. Come to think of it, the White Model 130 that I just serviced last week had truly trashy feed dogs.
Maybe you will be able to see the difference between these two photos. Maybe not. But I blasted the dust away with the compressor. It sure makes for a quick job.
Now, just a bit wet with Tri -Flow grease.
The hook was pretty dirty with dust, lint and thread bits. I swabbed it out with denatured alcohol being very careful not to get any on the bed of the machine. I like denatured alcohol the best for cleaning out the hook. It just gets it so clean. Then I apply some Tri-Flow and put it all back together.
http://vssmb.blogspot.com/ ever re-wires lights? I wonder if I could talk him into doing a tutorial? Hmmmmmm I wonder if he is still blogging? Hmmmmm