I love getting machines in to service that you don’t see often. Take this Blickensderfer Number 8 typewriter from 1910. The customer’s machine is a well preserved typewriter complete with the wood case.
It needed removal of decades of shellacked oils, a new paper roller and new ink roller. I buy my ink rollers from an eBay seller. The felt rollers come a bit over sized and brush the paper until the felt compresses from use.
It is kinda irritating with the smudges, yet eventually clears.
I like the style and the forward thinking that went into the type wheel. When I compare the typing action and print quality to a Corona 3 . . . well no wonder the Corona was the hands down favorite. Still, this Blick has a lot of style!