Be fair to yourself, get "The Housewife's Sewing Machine". After all it's Beautifully Designed and Built For a Lifetime.
Produced by Consolidated Sewing Machine Corp. (still in business) actually these were probably Singer knockoffs, made in Japan. There is more information here. There is a video of a very similar Bel Air machine showing it in action. These were sturdy, powerful machines. He shows it sewing 8 layers of denim and leather. So maybe you "Better Buy Bel Air"!