Good video. I have one and use it sparsely for the many reasons you state. I prefer my Noiseless No. 7 because it has a touch regulator and line spacer. The worst thing about these machine for me is the need to tilt over the paper tray to make margin and tab adjustments. Once a good touch is found for any of the Noiseless machines seems like it works for all of them.
Yeah, I picked up a Model 1 as my 4th typewriter, and never did gel with it. Interesting and beautiful machine, but, no. I sold it.
I was young and naive. I just HAD to get a typewriter and start work! I paid $110 for mine. It was dirty. Dry ribbon. Bell didn't chime (still doesn't, metal is too old). P key top was depressed from a worn out spring. Tab stops were gone. Cost me at least $50 to get it fully functional again.
I'll admit it. I paused the video to read the paragraph at the end. And I was not disappointed.
Goodie. Then it was worth the effort!
It sounds perfect as in childhood. I have Adler machine, but I use it just for post cards sign.