The carriage return bell works but it is quiet to my ears. The veteran typewriter-repair professional who cleaned it gave it a clean bill of health after giving it his own typing test. The repair technician who I had work on this earlier this month is one recommended by Richard Polt, author of the terrific book The Typewriter Revolution.Someone who knows what they're doing could apply appropriate cleaning/polishing techniques and make this look even closer to new. The finish on the body has some defects, most notably is along the sharp edge/corner just to the left of the keys. Since I very rarely type on a manual typewriter, my uneven force technique may have created some of the slight double-hit/ghosting I see on this sample. Comes with several new unopened spare fresh spools of ink ribbon and the original heavy carrying case/base. The case is in Excellent but not perfect condition, with some spots of the grey interior and exterior finish where it's come off. Rubber feet and metal feet all present and all in Very Good to Excellent condition. There is no key for the case lock. No notable odors of any kind.
This typewriter has lived a pampered life, always in an air-conditioned, low-humidity environment. I see no indications anywhere of any mold, mildew or even a hint of rust. Typewriter in case weighs just over 24 pounds. The item "Alpina AMC Typewriter West Germany 1957 vintage excellent condition light green" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019.
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