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The Typewriter Database 1952 Torpedo 20 Serial # 613108 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1952 Torpedo 20 Serial # 613108 This is a handsome basket-shifted portable. The little red switches above the keyboard are for reversing the ribbon. Only one such switch would be needed, so this is a peculiar feature that shows someone's obsession with symmetry. The paper table folds all the way over, revealing the margin stops attached to its lower edge. This arrangement makes it possible to bypass the margins in a system that is unique to this typewriter, in my experience: you pull the paper table slightly toward you.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1952 Torpedo 20

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1952 Torpedo 20
Serial #
613108

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-15-2013 at 05:52AM
Last Edit: 06-15-2013 at 05:55AM

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This is a handsome basket-shifted portable. The little red switches above the keyboard are for reversing the ribbon. Only one such switch would be needed, so this is a peculiar feature that shows someone's obsession with symmetry. The paper table folds all the way over, revealing the margin stops attached to its lower edge. This arrangement makes it possible to bypass the margins in a system that is unique to this typewriter, in my experience: you pull the paper table slightly toward you.

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Richard Polt
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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: polt@xavier.edu


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