This is my rescued 1936 221. I found her in a closed up, dirty, smoky sewing cabinet at a flea market.
If it weren't for her foot pedal sitting on the ground, I wouldn't have known she was trapped in there waiting to be free. I lifted her out of the cabinet and saw her scratches and grime but I also saw a diamond. She came home with me, cabinet free, that sunny, summer day in 2014. I've have given her lots of love (and elbow grease) and she sews like a dream.
Even with my best cleaning and waxing efforts, this is as good as she gets but I don't care. She's worth it!