The standard model has a shiny black finish, called 'japan'. The bed of the machine is decorated with gold decals. Non-crinkle AF serial-numbered machines in original condition will have a chrome plated scroll design faceplate and a silver handwheel rim. Non-blackside AG serial-numbered machines also have a chrome plated scroll design faceplate and either a silver or black handwheel rim. After approximately AG818000, the handwheel rim is predominantly the shiny black japan finish....the plated striated faceplate...was introduced on Featherweights during the AH serial number series in 1947.