This 1969 Facit 1620 is the best typewriter I have ever used...it types so smoothly and is so easy to operate...it was easy without a carriage return lever, but is easier with one. In terms of color and use, it is like butter. (If you haven't seen Saturday Night Live's Coffee Talk, I highly recommend it). It is so smooth and light; if a typewriter could be made of butter, this would be it!
I just replaced the Royalite carriage-return lever with a much better Royal Custom II one...it folds and unfolds much more nicely, and is easier to reach!