82 years is a long time for anything to run for, let alone a very precise instrument such as this. Granted, there have been signs of a qualified technician servicing this but as far as we can tell, all the visible parts are original. You can see how the once white ink has corroded (or more likely, allowed for corrosive elements to come in contact with) the glossy black finish to leave an interesting scarring effect. All the speeds are dead on still (probably thanks to the CLA it’s had somewhere along the line) and the wind on is still smooth.
Very cool! It’s clearly seen some careful and consistent use which is in my opinion the only practical way to ensure a long life for your vintage gear.
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