Restoration is one of the fun things about collecting typewriters. You can take something that is a little rough and make it shine. I recently obtained an Underwood Universal and while it looks like it's in descent shape, I think it can look a little better.
In a series of posts I am going to take you step-by-step through the restoration process that I use to make this typewriter look awesome.
Let's start by looking at this particular Underwood Universal:
Part of the challenge for this restoration is the decal touch-up. I have a few new techniques I am going to try. I look forward to sharing all my tips and secrets with everyone in the Typosphere.