This particular model was born in 1942. My late grandfather bought it when he went to graduate school in the US in 1947-48. Whole bunch of people since then have done two finger typing on it.
For the last several years in has been in the loft in our house.
Today's computer n laptop keyboards may have fading letters but this particular one is still going strong close to 65 years n counting.....
“If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.” ~ James A. Garfield
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
~ Mark Twain
“The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.”~ Robert Benchley
"The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance”