Today was the first chance I had to start doing a bit of work on it. I knew that as soon as I applied a little elbow grease, a rag, some spray and a polish, it would start to look spiffing. And less than 10 minutes later, it was exactly that.
These are very early days yet, however. The mainspring needs fixing and the drawband reattached. Once that is done, this little beauty will be typecasting with the best of them ... I will keep you posted:
As it appeared on eBay, above, and what it looked like when it arrived, below
AFTER 10 MINUTES
Doesn't she look as if she's smiling?