This is a very tough, all metal sewing machine that will last forever with minimal care. If you want a simple to use, very strong and durable straight stitch sewing machine, this is the one for you. It has been serviced and works perfectly. It makes beautiful straight stitches, even through many layers of material. The feed drops for free motion work, and the bobbin winder works while you're sewing - no more unthreading the needle to wind a bobbin! The lift up access plate for the bobbin is a very handy feature too.This machine takes common needles and bobbins found anyw that carries sewing machine supplies. You can put this machine in a portable case or mount it in a sewing table, or leave it just the way it is. I'll include a copy of a manual that is basically the same as this machine. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I try to describe everything as thoroughly and accurately as possible but may miss something that you want to know. Feel free to ask questions, I try to check mail twice a day barring any unforeseen difficulties with dial-up. Please wait for my invoice to pay since I've guesstimated the shipping weight. I don't package the machine in advance in case more pictures are needed. Packaging materials are very expensive and to help toward the cost, I've included an $8.00 handling charge. (This is included in the shipping calculator quote that you see) I use almost $10.00 worth of bubble wrap and two boxes with plenty of peanuts between them to make sure the machine arrives safely. It takes me from 1 to 4 hours to package a machine so please be patient while waiting for my invoice! Insurance is included in the shipping cost, although not available at all for international shipments. Local pick-up is welcome, at no additional charge! I now offer FedEx Home Delivery! Please email me for a quote, I'm finding that it's often less than Parcel Post and gets t MUCH faster! Thank you for looking and good luck bidding!