I gave my Caligraph away long ago, so I don't know how the keyboard was
arranged. The wooden key-levers that ran front-to-rear underneath were
of a fine-grain wood that had been painted black but most of the paint
had flaked off. The problem with using wood this way is that it would
fail much sooner than metal at the pivot points. But there was no sign
of rot or warping.
What wonderful key-levers of the writing machine running underneath of , hiding fine-gain behind the peint of black.. looks as if lacquered japan..Wow
If they were lacquerd japan, never had flaked off as long as Fukushima nuke was sound and healthy..