My Genie was manufactured in France in 1974. There is a price sticker on the bottom that reads $355. I bought it for $45 CAD from ebrandon classifieds. This machine only weighs about 16 pounds or 7.27 kilograms.
Even though, this machine does not have a ton of fancy stitches or even a free arm. It is so cute and compact I can see myself using it for travel. It is small enough to be taken on an airplane as a carry on. I think this was Singer's 1970s version of the featherweight, the design is also similar to the Elna Lotus and Stella. I love to sew at home with my heavy weight Bernina 930 or large harp Pfaff Creative 2, but these machines are no fun at all to transport.
Readers do you have a portable, compact sewing machine? If yes, what kind? If no, do you ever take a full size sewing machine out to class?