We have had it for over 15 years, it was my hubby's grandmother's machine. I have never plugged it in and tried it guess when I first got it I didn't dare and now I realized that the plug needs to be repaired so I will put the test drive on hold. It doesn't have a presser foot it is run with a knee lever, if you look on the right there is something long and silver running parallel to the machine along the cabinet, that is the lever it just needs to be folded down to use. I love the cabinet and all the little storage cubbies that are on a hinge along with a place to put spools of thread or bobbins, I still have all the attachments and the owners manual that came with it in the original little Singer box. When the cord is repaired I will have to give it a whirl!
There is a nice steady rain outside and I am going to get the stew going and get into my sewing room!