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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O:
1971 Sears (Messa) Newport

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1971 Sears (Messa) Newport
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-26-2016 at 10:33PM
Last Edit: 12-26-2016 at 10:38PM

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I couldn't pass this up when I saw it - it was $10 and I have a rule that any typewriter selling for that amount should be bought and played with.

It's gloriously hideous in a way only 1970s designs can be, yet the color scheme is smart and appropriate for the shape. It types surprisingly well for a plastic machine with a very respectable print impression. The escapement is not built for speed typing, but that's OK. For what it is, I'd gladly buy it again.


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Scott O
Username: ScottO

Writer, collector and typewriter tinkerer based in the Seattle area, WA State, U.S.A.

1971 Sears (Messa) Newport Photo Gallery

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