I can tell you that the wheel spins very smoothly, and the needle moves up and down on it. As far as cosmetics are concerned, I tried to post some very detailed photos. Please look closely at the photos, and judge the cosmetics based upon your own personal preferences.
I looked up the serial number, and to the best of my knowledge, this machine was manufactured in 1910. I'm sure that if you are in the market for one of these, then that probable means that you knowledge in regards to this type of item far exceeds mine, but if you do happen to have any questions, then please feel free to ask, and I will do my very best to assist you. The item "Singer 29-4 Antique Industrial Sewing Machine Vintage Cobbler Leather Patcher" is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Sewing Machines".The seller is "decal_universe_inc" and is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.