Fantastic machine. Easily my #1 favorite, by far. Everything about this typewriter is well designed, right down to the comfortable rounded and textured keytops. The type action is firm and crisp, just right. The carriage is very smooth but not silent, but I do in fact prefer the light zipping sound to an eerily silent "whirrr". The cursive typeface got me completely off guard, you'd think they would mention something like that in the shopgoodwill listing!
There is no red option, this typer uses the middle of the ribbon. I made the mistake of using a black and red ribbon at first.
Status: Typewriter Hunter