New life for an old machine

Richard Polt, author of the Classic Typewriter Page and editor of Etc (Early Typewriter Collectors' association), the newsletter for typewriter lovers (to which I subscribe), took a beat-up but functional typewriter in to an auto-body shop for a makeover. He's a typewriter expert so he was able to disassemble and reassemble the machine relatively easily. The paint job cost around $120 US, so not too expensive to revive a cosmetically-challenged but fully functional machine.