Florian's comment this morning about Swiss snow made me feel so guilty (we're sweltering here) I got out my "new" non-snow capped Everest portable and test typed with it. I wasn't at all unhappy with the result. There's an obvious alignment problem, the line spacing isn't too flash and an opening top flourish is missing from the E on the script-written name badge. The really good news is that, putting to one side those fixable or adjustable faults, this Everest actually types beautifully, with a typing action that is really, really crisp and sharp, unlike any other Everest I have ever used. This one, at least, truly belies the bad reputation of the Everest.
One of my other Everests, the K2 model: