Okay, this is where I left it last time, trying to choose a keeper. The more beautiful machine -the Centennial 221 - which sews more slowly? Or the nice, but not quite as snazzy 1956 model that sews much faster? It would be so much easier if the beautiful machine was the superior one, but it just never works out that way for me.
Its not just the Featherweights that have presented me this dilemma. I had the same situation with two 503 Rocketeers: