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The Typewriter Database 197X Singer T.51 Serial # 6Y753826 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 197X Singer T.51 Serial # 6Y753826 Around these parts teenage girls go crazy for aqua blue Corsair portables, which is a shame, because they'll probably never know what it's like to use a real typewriter.

I've had a few Corsairs, and repeated the same pattern with each: Buy, repair, use, bang my head on the desk, and sell. I swore off buying another until this Singer version came along; if I was going to keep one Corsair as a warning to others, it might as well have been a rebranded Singer.

It was no surprise that the typewriter needed repair. I bought it from a young lad who looked like he might have been a teenager a year or two ago, and no doubt he had come to his senses and was happy to be rid of the plastic plunker. Anyway, it works now, at least as good as any '70s Corsair ever will, which means I'm not inspired to use it for much more than typing out a sample.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
197X Singer T.51

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197X Singer T.51
Serial #
6Y753826

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-18-2014 at 05:28PM
Last Edit: 07-13-2016 at 02:39PM

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Around these parts teenage girls go crazy for aqua blue Corsair portables, which is a shame, because they'll probably never know what it's like to use a real typewriter.

I've had a few Corsairs, and repeated the same pattern with each: Buy, repair, use, bang my head on the desk, and sell. I swore off buying another until this Singer version came along; if I was going to keep one Corsair as a warning to others, it might as well have been a rebranded Singer.

It was no surprise that the typewriter needed repair. I bought it from a young lad who looked like he might have been a teenager a year or two ago, and no doubt he had come to his senses and was happy to be rid of the plastic plunker. Anyway, it works now, at least as good as any '70s Corsair ever will, which means I'm not inspired to use it for much more than typing out a sample.


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Uwe Wachtendorf
Username: Uwe

Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


197X Singer T.51 Photo Gallery

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