For far more years than I care to mention, I have been creating on a 40 year old Montgomery Ward Signature stripped down model machine. I recently “updated” to a 1973 Singer Genie which I found at a garage sale. This machine is a wonder! What a workhorse! It is also the cutest “retro” machine I’ve ever owned. My research led me to discover the Genie was made by Singer for just two years, 1972-73. Should you ever find one, make the investment. You won’t be disappointed.