Very nice typewriter. I like its nice clean typeface.I too had to suffer through high school typing with a manual typewriter. I think I got assigned to an off-brand: Olympia. Back then if a typewriter was not a Remington, Royal or Underwood it was an off brand except for the shiny electrics that some of the students were able to use. My college machine was a 30s era Underwood 4B.