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1929 Torpedo 6 Serial # 119488 1929 Torpedo 6 typewriter, Serial # 119488 Kevin Stallaert's 1929 Torpedo 6 typewriter. 2021-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kevin Stallaert: 1929 Torpedo 6 Serial # 119488 I was able to purchase this typewriter by explaining to the lady who was selling it what I thought that needed to be done based on the front picture. She recognized my enthusiasm for typewriters, and voila! This is now the oldest machine I own. It was specifically made for the Flemish market (AZERTY keyboard and there is an "oe" and "ij" key). It seems to be in relatively good shape, with exception of the platen knobs. I don't have a clue how I should fix them, so any advice is appreciated. See pictures below. The Bakelite tops are missing, and the exposed metal is severely corroded. The tab system is quite clever: the tab settings are numbered and each of them has a different height. The red keys in front each correspond to one of the tabs. Pressing the first key extends the tab pin the highest, making the carriage stop at tab 1. The last key extends the tab pin the lowest, making the carriage move straight to tab 4. Quite an ingenious solution!

1929 Torpedo 6 #119488

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)
Created: 06-04-2021 at 07:54AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2021 at 07:56AM


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I was able to purchase this typewriter by explaining to the lady who was selling it what I thought that needed to be done based on the front picture. She recognized my enthusiasm for typewriters, and voila! This is now the oldest machine I own. It was specifically made for the Flemish market (AZERTY keyboard and there is an "oe" and "ij" key). It seems to be in relatively good shape, with exception of the platen knobs. I don't have a clue how I should fix them, so any advice is appreciated. See pictures below. The Bakelite tops are missing, and the exposed metal is severely corroded. The tab system is quite clever: the tab settings are numbered and each of them has a different height. The red keys in front each correspond to one of the tabs. Pressing the first key extends the tab pin the highest, making the carriage stop at tab 1. The last key extends the tab pin the lowest, making the carriage move straight to tab 4. Quite an ingenious solution!

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Torpedo 6 keys
Torpedo 6 keys

Damaged Torpedo 6 platen knob
Damaged Torpedo 6 platen knob

Torpedo 6 tabulator setting
Torpedo 6 tabulator setting

Torpedo 6 serial number
Torpedo 6 serial number

Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)

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I fell into the typewriter rabbit hole due to nostalgia: I used to have a massive Olympia SG1 when I was a kid. It formed my typing habits, which is why I am called a "furious typer" by my coworkers. Came across the r/typewriters page on Reddit which rekindled my love for these wonderful machines. Lets just hope I don't start pushing screens off my desk when I reach the end of a line...



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