Wonderful. The first typewriter I ever knew (my dad's) was not quite as impressive as that but not very far from. I learned to type (properly) on his machine when I was about 13 I think. My mum had taken a correspondence course in her youth and it included a paper screen you put over the keyboard so that you would have to learn to feel rather than see where you put your fingers.
Welcome. I love it when visitors comment - even if it's only to say "Hi, I've been here!"