Well my resistance is only so strong. I started watching Craigslist. I really had no intention of buying anything, but I was curious. Then along came Nellie.
She is a Singer 99k, and she now belongs to the kiddos. They love her. I bought her for $20, and I couldn't be happier. We oiled the gears, and she is in fantastic condition. The machine currently has a motor, but it can easily be converted to a handcrank. We may do this, but have not yet decided.