I took a few days off work this week and made it to a nearby antique mall called Rags to Riches. Just as I was about to finish shopping, I ran across this:
It didn't take me long to decide to take this one home. Plus, the seller came down $12 which made it a bit better all the way around. Amazingly, for something almost 90 years old, this typer was in pretty good shape. I did change a spring on the "?" key since it wasn't returning to the upright position like it should. That seemed to do the trick.
It really needs to have the platen removed and cleaned. Anyone know if that is a difficult or easy job?