|The brass thing-a-ma-jig installed|
|Putterer at work|
|There's often a tipping point feature causing me to click the "buy" button. This great dealer sticker did the trick for this No. 4 ...|
|... or perhaps the gleaming, nearly nick-free shellac finish ...|
|... the quite shiney nickel-plating ...|
|... and the well-preserved decals.|
We often quote a comment our granddaughter made on recovering from a blunder: "This is how we learn!".
In that spirit, I would suggest that when dealing with a shellac-finished typer, as this Underwood appears to be, that you be careful with drips when using denatured alcohol (loosening gunk and cleaning the type slugs) or brake fluid (trying to give a bit of tackiness to the flint-hard platen). Or not use them at all. At least test in an out-of-the-way spot. A xylene-based solvent did not appear to affect the finish.
This is how we learn.