I bought this Splendid 33 from the son of the man who once owned it, Milos Vivek, a professor and published author who, if my research is right, escaped occupied Europe and came to Canada. He wrote many books and papers on this very machine. It's worn and yellowed with age, but it's a privilege to own a typewriter that was used to such great effect and with this kind of provenance. I wasn't able to nail down the exact year in the database, though I'd guess '61 or '62 judging by the serials of the other posted machines.
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.