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The Typewriter Database 1971 Sears (Messa) Newport Serial # 5306911 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1971 Sears (Messa) Newport Serial # 5306911 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.

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

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1971 Sears (Messa) Newport
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5306911

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


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