The scan is worse than the original. The paper was left in the typewriter for a few days and is curled, and it was hard to get it straight in the scanner.
This is an Oliver No. 5, a "Standard Visible Writer". I am not sure what is "Standard" about it. It is very unique and innovative. It is also not "standard" by any sense of the term. Here are my impressions of it (despite some cleaning still needing to be done):
- It looks "tall" on the Internet, but in person, I think it looks short and squat.
- It types very, very smoothly. If you press a key, you get a good impression with no variation.
- It has a three bank keyboard and double shift, however, it shifts back and forward (depending on the shift key used). This has the floating pinky and awkward shifting like the Corona 3.
- If it were not for the three bank keyboard, the design is probably one of the best for typing action. So smooth and easy.
- Carriage return is interesting, you just press the knob over and it automatically advances as it is pressed (when it gets to the beginning of the line).
This is a "Printype" model, which has a thick typeface. It is like an old printed book. I know Olivers were sold on lines of credit door to door. When the Great Depression hit, people defaulted a lot, and the typewriters were repossessed! Imagine that, someone coming to repossess your typewriter! Of course, it is made worse because it would have been one's only typewriter most likely. I'd be unhappy enough if one of my typewriters was taken, let alone 100% of them. They'd need to make several trips and I think could some though. They would never know when they were done.