The Before. The old girl looks sort of yellowish and grimy...
Kind of looks like the previous owner liked to lean on the machine a lot.
Can't really tell if this is skin grime or smoke grime, but it doesn't smell like a smoker's machine.
First try, the Toothpaste treatment.
Toothpaste worked pretty well, but let's try the industrial hand cleaner!
Aww, yeah. that oily grime immediately starts to come off the minute you rub in a little cleaner & water.
You can see the cleaning power right there...
Now that's more like it!
You could eat off that machine!
Oh, look. The Iron Lady is actually white, not yellow! :D
I had to go out to way south Queen Creek this weekend, and on the way back, I hit a few Goodwills that were on the trail. I found one manual machine, a beat-up Royal 440, and stacks of wedges and other electrics. Left ’em all behind…
This is probably the most typewriters I've ever seen in a single Goodwill - this stack, plus a few straggler wedges and the Royal 440, all in one store.
an interesting ultraportable wedge. Probably an inkjet head, based on the admonition on the cover to take out the printhead and store it in an airtight container if not using the machine for a week or more. Good luck getting it working after 2 decades of dry storage...