Just when you thought it was safe to go back into a thrift store...
How many of these corroded case latches have you seen in your time?
Nice colour combo.
Obligatory profile shot. Looks quite compact from this angle and it oozes classic '60s design, but I can't place its exact year. Could be 1964, could be 1968, could be later.
Dig that rubber insert on the return lever, man!
The ribbon cover slid forward. Clever.
Jewelled escapement. This confuses me a little, given my wristwatch background. I can't get my head around it. No matter. I'll get a gold Texta (Magic Marker) and colour in the lettering and maybe the crown, if my hand's steady enough on the day (doubtful).
Detail of the return lever 'blade' with the rubber insert. I'm surprised nobody thought of it before. Adds a little more grip if your finger(s) swipe it quickly during the fury of writing fast.
This machine had a strip of tape plastered to the rear. I assume it was factory-placed, unless the previous owner did it his/her self to protect the paint-work. I took my time peeling this off, thinking that the logo would come off with it.
I needn't have worried. It came off fine, and you can see the slight difference in colour.
And it even came with the instruction leaflet which explains how to remove the platen. Something to think about if I ever decide to get the rubber replaced, but I think I've got a few other typewriters that I'd like to tackle that job on first. One day, perhaps.
And thus endeth this pictorial tour of my latest acquisition.
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