Maybe it was because my mind was elsewhere. Like on the new toy we picked up earlier today. Yesterday I saw an old Singer in a cabinet offered on a local garage sale page on Facebook. I called and the price was right so we drove an hour and a half and picked it up. It needs cleaned up and some work, but I'm hoping it will be a fun addition and sew as well as my Featherweight does.
It's a Model 66, manufactured in 1952 according to the serial number and it's really not scratched up at all.
What looks like scratches in the photo is just the light reflecting off the dust and dirt. The decals are all intact. The cabinet is in decent shape too..could benefit with a good refinishing but that isn't likely to happen any time soon. If nothing else I have a new sidetable.