*my heart wept, i braved myself … a bit drama-mama here. lol. in short, very UPSET!
some major injuries –
- metal spool and ribbon out-of-place, not a good sign. it danced happily and scarred its body
- a very deep cut in on the right
- ribbon reverse button knocked into body
- key ‘6’ badly bent
- small scratches elsewhere, everywhere
her serial nos is P131243 which dates this machine to 1939-1940.
her key slugs are very sharp, cutting /punching the paper at times. why is that so? platen too hard? do you know?