What could it be?
An Underwood Electric from Craigslist!
The price was right—$25.00—and I couldn't resist.
The seller used it for years at a furniture store, starting in the '70s (when it was already 20 years old).
Too bad it smells like a catbox ...
... and types about as well as one, too.
This thing is staying in the garage until I can get it to stop reeking.
A first step is Scrubbing Bubbles.
Aha, it's not brown but gray.
Now it's looking a bit more presentable. But this creature is going to need some serious work. And there's a good chance I'll strip the paint right off.
Should I give it the H. R. Giger treatment?
To be continued ...