I picked this up years ago from a long-forgotten place. It is the roughest machine that I have. Though it types just fine, the carriage mechanism is loose and rough. It may be missing some internal parts. The reason I acquired it was that I had not before then encountered a machine similar to the KMM that my parents had. (There's a story there: it's the reason why they got married.) At some point, I may find a nice KMM like they had.
Edit: I found a KMM. I'm trying to avoid non-stackable desktop machines but somehow keep coming up with reasons to adding to the list.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have always loved typewriters along with other kinds of well-engineered tools and devices such as slide rules, calculators (particular HP), radios, cameras (particularly Nikons), and microscopes. In addition to appreciating their intrinsic beauty and utility, they represent "things that need to be figured out to be understood". That's how I first learned about computers and programming in the 1970s, by figuring things out for myself. It's activity in which I never seem to tire of engaging.
Although communities have arisen around other collection interests, typewriters have the advantage that those who use them also typically enjoy communicating through words, whether those words are about the machines themselves or their lives, hopes, dreams, or expressions of beauty. There's much to be appreciated here.
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