I was impressed that the plastic on this Seville, no cracks and not brittle. Then I put the outer lid back on (it cracked and a chip broke off). But then the outer case lid the most exposed part of the typewriter. The typewriter itself for over 40 looks & feels great and it’s orange color looks like it would glow at night. (It looks like a Citizen XL (Columbia) and was made by same manufacturer.