I picked this up just outside of the city. The seller left it hidden on his porch for me to find, and if I liked it I was to leave $20 in an envelope in his mailbox, which I did. He was home but didn't seem to want to come to the door. I kind of liked the cloak and daggers act. And I think I clearly got the better of the deal. I found a number on the bottom of the machine but I'm doubtful that it's the serial, as it's too rounded, and suspect it might be the model number: A30103005. Any help confirming that this is the serial or in finding the actual serial would be appreciated. I read on a blog that I might take off the carriage and case to find the serial, which seems extreme. Anyway, but for a new ribbon this is a nice machine. Not the prettiest in my collection, but I love the tall, meaty keys.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.