This Royal KM desktop came to us after decades in a garage. Once opened, it looked like someone had dumped an entire bag of dryer lint in the thing! This is the first machine I’ve taken the shop vac and sucked out all the debris. It then got a good degreasing and general cleaning. There is quite a bit of surface rust, and unfortunately there is not a lot we can do for that. We got lucky and the rust did not effect the carriage operation. The tab rack was bent so off it comes and into the vise for some sweet, sweet persuasion. A couple key tops had broken glass so out comes our old stock of parts to the rescue. There were a couple plastic ribbon spools that were not working so they were replaced with standard metal spools. That alone solved all the ribbon return problems. New front feed rollers and away we go. This is now a nice machine that types crisply and is a joy to behold.