Yes, even the microscopic set screws get refinished and polished individually. They wouldn’t look right otherwise.
Meanwhile, work continues apace. I’m reconstructing the carriage as I finish each piece; not exactly in the recommended order, but very helpful for remembering where everything goes. Almost down to the main carriage rails so at that point I’ll be nearly ready to reattach it back to the typewriter’s body and stick stuff on piecemeal until it’s all done.
Sneak preview of the carriage. Making good progress the past few days. This poor Royal has no idea how lucky it is. Not bad for something that was thrown in for free as part of another deal, eh?