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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
196X Torpedo 18

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196X Torpedo 18
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-08-2013 at 11:57PM
Last Edit: 01-26-2014 at 10:01PM

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This machine was acquired as part of a bulk deal in which three machines were bought for $10 each and a total of $60 shipping, so pretty good deal for a Torpedo. I have wanted one for a long time as this machine has quite a reputation among the typosphere. It does indeed live up to all expectations. Mine is is not in perfect shape, but it is in good shape and it types like a dream. Maybe someday I will get an even nicer one without a wide carriage. I love the two tone paint.

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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

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