This was used by my aunt who is 89 years old. She may have owned it before she was married, and it may have once been her mothers. So it could be quite old. It is located in Bethlehem, PA and the buyer would have to pick it up BY THE FIRST WEEK IN APRIL 2013. I have another Singer, more modern, for sale and a sewing bench as well, both under separate listings. I'm not certain which sewing machine the bench accompanied. On this listing, only the treadle machine is being sold. I will not ship this item. It will have to be picked up by the buyer.