I was given this yesterday by a family member as a graduation present. All the keys work, though the shift / caps lock is slow to come back down, and the platen is so worn it took several sheets of stacked copy-weight paper to feed semi-correctly; regardless, this piece of well-patinated history still takes a firm keystroke to work, and there is a satisfying “RAP” every time the keys actuate and the hammers hit.
I should note that this model dates to somewhere between 1915 & 1925 — I haven’t yet found the serial number for a more specific date; it’s also quite rare to find a model complete with all-original keys, as the ivory or white ivory-esque circular keys have become increasingly popular for use in art projects and jewelry.
Thanks for checking out the photos,
*some additional macro shots of a few keys and hammers…