This old girl (a Halda Portable  P56473) has a few problems.

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Firstly, the  right platen knob looks as if it’s been glued together very crudely – if that’s what that resin-like coating is.   (I’ll probably be able to peel most of it away, hopefully keeping the right platen knob intact in the process.)

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Worst still, the rubber foot has perished and is as crumbly and sticky as tarmacadam. I think I can safely say the old girl is  in far worse shape than that fine-footed specimen adopted by Richard Polt on his Writing Ball blog.

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Have I bitten off more than I can shoe? Hopefully not. I recently purchased a replacement sheet of rubber which promises to be a perfect fit for the foot of my Swedish Cinderella.

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Sorry about the pun! Here’s a couple more pics…

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