Oiling is a simple process and easy to do with the proper lubricant. Comprehensive oiling instructions are included in the instruction book (I only had 3-in-1 oil, which I understand is not ideal because it traps dust and debris over time). The case shows minor wear and tear, and the hinges are slightly loose, but still snap shut and hold the case together when carrying.The machine itself is in excellent cosmetic condition, showing only minor wear from light normal use. The item "VINTAGE NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE LIGHT-RUNNING MODEL NLB 1940s CASE PEDAL MANUAL" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Sewing (1930-Now)\Machines". The seller is "atomicspacejunk88" and is located in Snellville, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.