I just love these vintage machines. This Empisal was a steal, but it's not without problems.
It's clean and freshly oiled and greased BUT its straight stitch is not right. I had a morning of sleuthing to discover that it's a Japanese "Happy" machine, rebadged by different companies. In the US it's a Montgomery Ward "Signature" machine. Once I figured THAT out I was able to find and download the instruction manual and fiddled and faddled. I had no luck fixing the stitch, so it's being looked at by a professional. I'm looking forward to having some fun with it.