This Singer came to me from the same source as the Standard Hand Crank.
Well, strictly speaking, I could see the needle bar going up and down, but I couldn't sew with it until I sourced special needles. If you don't used the correct, slightly shorter, needles (not the regular ones that just about every other machine in the universe uses), the bobbin case gets damaged. As a salutory lesson, the machine came with two bobbin cases - one damaged one not. So, once the special needles arrived, and once I fiddled with the stitch length, I put fabric under the pressure foot and - look!! - real stitches and everything.