|That darn left feed roller was the only thing we couldn't replace.|
|Go here for a comparison.|
|New feet! Courtesy of an IBM model C electric.|
|Amazing how PB Blaster and compressed air will get rust off.|
|Amazing how a power drill, drywall grit, and some lacquer remover will clean a platen.|
|It may not look like much of an improvement, but trust me, it is. The margin stops now move freely.|
There was an Underwood No. 5 in the shop while I was there. I was surprised to note that there is very little difference between the two: different stencil work and black keys instead of white.
This was a great way to spend my day off, and I'll have to do it again in the future. Learned a lot and got to know the pleasure of actually fixing a machine!
Unfortunately, I'm not sure the Royal 470 can be saved. After seeing the facility and lifetime of equipment Vern and company use to make their way, I don't know if I can use my apartment for the same purpose. Might end up scrapping that one for spare parts on eBay.
Power to the pen!