Apparently someone had traded it in on a new machine which meant this one was destined for the tip! Lucky I was there to rescue this beautiful antique!
It is in perfect working order, even has a new power cord.
I was telling my mother about my new find and she told me that she learnt to sew on one just like this at school.
I have some antique sewing patterns which I'm going to frame, I think they'll look perfect hanging on the wall above this beautiful piece in my new sewing room.