The Masspro lives, after all these years of sitting broken in its case. My first impressions? Far more positive than the general opinion is on these guys. The action feels solid, and is very much like a Corona 3.
My only real problem that will, likely, take quite some time to deal with is the primitive carriage. This machine is one of the first produced, (you see, its a 1932 machine rather than a 1932 machine) and rather than ball bearings to support the carriage, it has a rod on the front of the carriage that rides through 4 small hooks (like a reverse Underwood 5), and a teensy weeny wheel in the back that glides along. Somethings causing it all to slow down, and I'm afraid of putting anymore tension on the motor lest I break it. I can repair a broken mainspring, but I would love to avoid that little problem.
And I need to raise the front feet a bit more. The spacebar is hitting the table. But! Outside of those issues, I am actually very impressed with this little machine; I think all y'all who dis on it are just spoiled with newer, higher end machines. I love the look of it, too. It's actually quite graceful despite being a super cheap machine.