This Olivetti Studio portable typewriter was in such poor condition it sold very cheaply on eBay. Nobody else wanted to touch it.
But I thought I'd make another attempt at refurbishing one of these, in the hope I'd get it right this time.
The last effort I considered a failure, but Richard Amery took pity on it during one of his visits from Sydney, rescued it off my front lawn, and got Terry Cooksley to give it the "Cooksley once over". Richard seems happy with it.
Anyway, I'm far happier with this latest attempt: