Fifty years earlier, Imperial in Leicester, England, made this beauty, its Model D downstroke portable.
This one arrived on my doorstep an hour ago.
The images below include the one that appeared on eBay, what it looked like when it arrived, and what it looks now like, after less than half an hour of cleaning (there is still some lubricant lying on the base, sorry).
Everything seems to be working perfectly - except for one big problem: I can't get it to type yet. The drawband and mainspring are fine. The typeslugs hit the platen, yet the carriage doesn't move (any thoughts?).