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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick T:
1961 Torpedo 18a

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1961 Torpedo 18a
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Status: Sightings
Created: 05-27-2013 at 10:28PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2016 at 09:24PM

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Script elite type
US keyboard

This was my first script typewriter and it looks almost like my second Torpedo, though it has a standard keyboard. It came to me in an Olivetti Studio 44 case as a gift from a prominent collector.


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Nick T
Username: schreibstang

I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.

1961 Torpedo 18a Photo Gallery

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