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1915 Imperial B Serial # 24135 1915 Imperial B typewriter, Serial # 24135 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1915 Imperial B typewriter. 2021-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1915 Imperial B Serial # 24135 This machine was family owned until obtained by me. The seller remembered playing around with it as a child. I don't know if it's been owned by the same family since 1915 though. The machine had a lot of surface rust on most of the exposed metal. It was very dirty and servicing it required a pretty substantial deconstruction. I still have to sort out and fix the letter ├ć which doesn't hit the platen hard enough at all. The wooden tray the machine rests on also needs some repairs as the glue is completely gone.

1915 Imperial B #24135

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 08-16-2021 at 12:46AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2021 at 12:47AM


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This machine was family owned until obtained by me. The seller remembered playing around with it as a child. I don't know if it's been owned by the same family since 1915 though. The machine had a lot of surface rust on most of the exposed metal. It was very dirty and servicing it required a pretty substantial deconstruction. I still have to sort out and fix the letter ├ć which doesn't hit the platen hard enough at all. The wooden tray the machine rests on also needs some repairs as the glue is completely gone.

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Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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