Serial number #HY684632
The back panel says made in Holland, the case is made in Western Germany, and inside the plastic body it says made in Italy. so I guess the mechanism is from Holland, the body from Italy and the case from Germany. A true pan-European machine. Cannot give year because the database does not allow Ten Forty serial numbers to begin with HY. I would guess 1973. A$5 (about US$3.40).
Works all right.
A practical little machine for routine work. Looks reasonably robust, You could do a lot worse.
Here is a sample of the typeface – nothing exciting, I'm afraid,
The case is rather bulky for what is a compact and highly portable machine, rendering it less portable than it might be. Over and out!