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The Typewriter Database 1950 Torpedo 6 Serial # 507674 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1950 Torpedo 6 Serial # 507674 1950 Torpedo 6, only a few serial numbers lower than the other 1950 example on the database. A remarkable machine. The whale-tail-shaped return lever rotates clockwise to the right to advance a line. I bought this from the son of a German immigrant to Canada who was cleaning out his parents' house. I would have kept it if I was him. What a machine.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1950 Torpedo 6

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1950 Torpedo 6
Serial #
507674

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-23-2017 at 02:17PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2017 at 07:12AM

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1950 Torpedo 6, only a few serial numbers lower than the other 1950 example on the database. A remarkable machine. The whale-tail-shaped return lever rotates clockwise to the right to advance a line. I bought this from the son of a German immigrant to Canada who was cleaning out his parents' house. I would have kept it if I was him. What a machine.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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