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The Typewriter Database 1962 Torpedo 18b De Luxe Serial # 1266988 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1962 Torpedo 18b De Luxe Serial # 1266988 This needs internal cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment, but I could tell as soon as my fingertips hit its keyboard that the "hype" about these Blue Birds being fine typing machines is no exaggeration. For now, it is pleasant enough to look at it!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson:
1962 Torpedo 18b De Luxe

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1962 Torpedo 18b De Luxe
Serial #
1266988

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-12-2014 at 01:42PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2016 at 03:55PM

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This needs internal cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment, but I could tell as soon as my fingertips hit its keyboard that the "hype" about these Blue Birds being fine typing machines is no exaggeration. For now, it is pleasant enough to look at it!

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Dan Johnson
Username: rdj

I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.

Although communities have arisen around other collection interests, typewriters have the advantage that those who use them also typically enjoy communicating through words, whether those words are about the machines themselves or their lives, hopes, dreams, or expressions of beauty. There's much to be appreciated here.


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