I'm not yet sure of its age but it definitely is a 66. To change the stitch length, there's a large silver button on the right! I have learned that the 66 was the precursor to the 201, which I love (and own two!)
I'm sure many of you know much more about this little beauty. I'll learn. For the time being, I'm going to play around with her until I learn the proper foot mechanics to run it!!
I think the one machine I still need to find is a hand-crank. My friend Claire remembered in a comment on my blog that I owned one in the early 1970s when I was in the Peace Corps in Liberia and lived 600 miles from the capital city and had no electricity nor running water. That was a great machine and I still regret not sending it home at the end of my tour.
I'm happy with my find. I bought it from a man who restores old machines so I am confident it's in good working order!
So what a great birthday it has been!