I find the paint loss adds to the machines overall look, giving it an air of antiquity, of hard use, and survival of all that the ages have thrown at it. (Ok, I would rather it looked like it just rolled out of the factory, but as it just happens Underwood no longer makes these guys. Nor does Underwood exist as a company anymore. A pity.)
What it was like before any work (top) versus what it looks like now (bottom).
Not quite as shiny as my later model, but just as classy.
Trust me, these pictures do no justice to how much cleaner it is. Photography is not a strong point of mine.
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