I got this machine on the 4th of July 2016 from the pastor of a Methodist church. He was selling a typewriter lot (5 machines!), and this was included.
It is a beautiful black & red combination, and being relatively early it is worth it just from a comparison standpoint.
Unfortunately, this machine was involved in some sort of flooding. The case is water damaged, and the back of the machine is as well, with plenty of rust to go around. With a little Liquid Bearings™ I got the machine kicking again in short order. That said, the rubber back there is shot and will need to be sent to JJ Short.
The typesample looks crappy because it types crappily - had to manually advance the paper.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!
In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.
I also run The Daily Clipper, which while admittedly abandoned for 2 years is back up and running, soon to bring you articles on all sorts of history. Scheming and planning a website on the same domain.
The 5 4th of July machines.
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