Not sure why we didn’t just confess to the customer that this Underwood #4 is table art. This amazing paperweight has soooo many things to repair. I’ll list just a few; the ribbon vibrator is bent so far out of alignment I’m going to really be careful not to break it bending it back into position. There is rust in all the wrong places, ribbon feed is stuck, type bars stuck (so very dirty) and the carriage is frozen, oh joy! On the plus side, it is an Underwood, one of my favorite manual typewriters. Underwood No. 4, was made in the early1900’s. The model 4 is a more basic version of the model 5, typing four fewer characters. Early versions of models 3, 4, and 5 were very similar to models 1 and 2; they were not given a ribbon selector and had the early design on the front plate. While I lament the condition, the real joy is getting this from table art to a working machine capable of hours of typing enjoyment.