|Day #1: Removing all the panels in preparation for cleaning the inner workings.|
|We bought this wash-tub especially for the purpose of giving typewriters a bath;|
almost every model fits inside it.
|The lines on this typewriter are interesting. It looks like this model was produced in the|
early- to mid-1950s -- what do YOU think?
|This business equipment company also had a location in Marysville, another town in|
California's upper Central Valley. It's about 50 miles west of us.
|His name appeared in a couple other spots on the platen. Unfortunately, the letters washed|
off when I cleaned it with brake fluid, which helped soften the surface a bit.
|And let's not forget the case! What remains of the marbled-snakeskin type pattern is very|
COOL. James & I discussed stripping it down to the wood, but decided to leave it alone.
"That's patina -- people pay extra for that!" James says.
|I love the extra little touches, such as the "Underwood" name stenciled into the case|
handle. And the one-sided latch works very well.