Those are cool machines, and when in good working order type very well. Great find, and I'm sure you'll get those few issues worked out soon.
Very classy! I picked up a similar one on my "safari" last week. I didn't mention on my blog that the antique shop owner had just brought it in, and hadn't even priced it yet. At $49 it was a good deal.
Darn, I overpaid for mine. Got it for $50 when they can be found for $49. Others should be so lucky!