|The label underneath the left side of the carriage has been worn away.|
|This machine has only one color option, though the black square has been worn off.|
The button above the margin release is a mystery. Possibly for accent marks?
|The disconnected G key. I've got no idea how this happens, but it's not difficult to pop back into place.|
|You think they would have put this in a more visible area.|
|The line guide. It needs to be cleaned. The text appears between the two red marks.|
I've seen a few of these SCMs before, but never gave them a second look. While they aren't as common as the 1950s Sterlings/Super Silents (in my experience), they're a close second.
This machine did not come with a carry case, but I suspect that it is at Grandma's house in the attic or garage. I'll ask her to keep an eye out for it. I'm very happy to have this machine, being the only typewriter in my collection that I've inherited, and doubly happy that I was able to fix the major problems without breaking anything.
It doesn't operate 100% perfectly. I've already mentioned the ribbon guide issue, but capitol letters and numbers seem to trigger an escapement problem. The carriage doesn't advance the same way. I can't quite describe it, but you'd notice if you were typing.
However, I can use it for small jobs. My penmanship is terrible and script font adds a much more personal touch to correspondence. Might need to be tuned up before I tackle any long letters.
This will be a guarded heirloom for the rest of my life.
Mother. There ain't no other. So treat her right.
– Mr. T
Power to the pen!