It took some time for this to arrive from the Czech Republic. The packaging was okay, but the there could have been more stuffing in a bigger box. Naturally, one brittle foot broke apart (which, really, is to be expected). The knobs are fine. I bought this at a lowish price, knowing there would be some work to do. How much is the question. Fix the drawstring? No problem. Is the carriage riding a little loose? Seems like it, but I don’t know what is normal with this model. The ribbon is upside down? Well, I can manage that.
This machine is lightweight with a slim metal frame. I have yet to locate the serial number. I won’t be able to get to this machine for a while, but I hope it turns into a good typer I can throw into the rotation.