I like the Woodstock machines. They are a peculiar combination of L.C. Smith, Underwood and Royal. This particular beauty came to me for repair with bad feet (what is it with old worn shoes!), a stuck carriage, sticking keys, and the escapement mechanism frozen solid. If it wasn’t for the perfect decals and no rust I would have recommended not even spending the money.
In this case, I thought it would be well worth the effort. It needed a good vacuuming and the dust flew off! The carriage needed to be dismantled as the old oils had hardened rock solid. Same with all the tiny parts under the frame. New paper rollers required a bit of destruction so a little soldering worked well.
The margin release was very delightfully bent so a partial dismantling and reforming got it working again. I like polishing old crappy paint and this old guy developed a nice mellow shine.
I LOVE the decals, which I did not touch as they speak volumes for a wonderful time in the past.