Packing up a carload of typewriters tonight for my three-hour workshop at the Australasian Society of Forensic Document Examiners conference in Sydney tomorrow, I decided it was time to apply a tiny bit of elbow grease to the 1921 Noiseless portable I picked up in Brisbane on the morning of our first Australian Type-In, on March 10. After John Lavery had had a quick look at it at the Breakfast Creek Pub that day, I packed it away and haven't had a chance to look at it since. But reckoning it should be among the interesting typewriters to present tomorrow, I gave it some long-overdue attention. Actually, Scott Kernaghan's latest post which mentioned the Type-In sort of reminded me to get to it. This is, of course, the original Noiseless, the creation of Wellington Parker Kidder, his crowning glory before he died in 1924.