This Royal KMM was repainted wrinkle finish grey. Personally, I like the big shiny gloss black models (sooo shiny!) yet this grey finish was very popular after WW2 in the forties. This fine example of post war industrial art had a line space lever that was bent so bad it was hitting the ribbon cover. It is pretty hard to get any work done with that little disaster.
The funny thing about being a typewriter repairperson is we look at the typewriter with a technical eye. The writer only wants their imagination to appear as effectively as possible on paper. If the machine is not working to its potential it may distract the writer causing their train of thought to wander. I view the importance of consistent performance of the machine tantamount to the writer’s vision in that the typewriter should flow with the thoughts put to paper. As I ponder the performance of your typewriter this is in my mind.
This Royal KMM now types sublimely. The letters flow from my fingers onto the paper. One of the photos shows just how precisely it performs. It was a joy to get it tuned up.