Finally! I've been promising pictures for some time.
The typewriter is in the condition I bought it...meaning, filthy.
I would have been excited about finding any cursive typewriter, but I must say that these colors of gray-brown, dark and light gray-green pull the outdoors in....I mean to say that they are the colors of the local landscape.
And the faux tweed case is lovely as well. It's a bit worn in some spots, but to be expected. Taking photos on the blue cabinet reflects terribly. As you may know, I've had the cabinet for a few years. I want to paint it, but I haven't put my finger on the right color. Dove gray often comes to mind...hmmmm. A nice neutral, as I'm sure that pops of orange will be in abundance in the home!
Back to the typewriter...
There's the type! A good cleaning will really help to make crisp letters. I also managed to find a local store with ribbon, surprisingly enough. The fellow who owns the shop still has some old typewriters about and we got to talking typewriters. He said that the "handwriting" typewriters never sold for him at the time they were made. I suppose that's why they are uncommon now, they just weren't in demand at the time.
I'll have to post an update when this beauty is in good working order!