So what if it’s 50 years old! I have had some serious sewing machine sorrows lately. Those basic machines just can’t stand up for the “abuse” that I put them through. I sent back the replacement machine that I bought less than a month ago… tension issues already. I looked around locally yesterday and was told that I “needed” a $800.00 industrial sewing machine. I’m not ready to make that kind of investment and honestly it’s not in the budget right now. So, I finally emailed a gentleman from Craigslist. He sells refurbished vintage machines. He happened to have a White 782 machine that was built in the 60′s. It’s straight and Zig Zag stitch the only thing that isn’t operational is the button hole maker. The Cams were plastic and are not available any longer. :/ I am really hopeful that this will be my work horse…. Now to learn it fast!