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1934 Torpedo 17b Serial # 192589 1934 Torpedo 17b typewriter, Serial # 192589 Kirk Jackson's 1934 Torpedo 17b typewriter. 2020-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kirk Jackson: 1934 Torpedo 17b Serial # 192589 A really nice, and really rare scoop! It's in remarkably good shape, definitely needs a thorough cleaning, new paper bails rubber, some type adjustments, and the G key linkage is an old piece of wire, but overall it's quite a machine!

1934 Torpedo 17b #192589

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kirk Jackson (nashvilletypewriter)
Created: 09-11-2020 at 04:04PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2020 at 04:06PM


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A really nice, and really rare scoop! It's in remarkably good shape, definitely needs a thorough cleaning, new paper bails rubber, some type adjustments, and the G key linkage is an old piece of wire, but overall it's quite a machine!

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Hunter: Kirk Jackson (nashvilletypewriter)

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"Why typewriters?"
It's a question that comes up when people find out that I not only collect them, but prefer to write on them.
Analog writing is a much more tactile experience.
It's like comparing an artist painting with oils or using a wacom tablet.
You hear it.
FEEL it.
Get your hands dirty when having to change the ribbons, pay attention to margins, actually think for a moment before attacking the keys.
My story started with a couple of cheap beaters found in a thrift store for under $10 and has quickly progressed into close to fifty.
What started as a interest, became a hobby, then passion, and now could arguably be called an affliction.
But it's one that I intentionally infected myself with and haven't regretted even a little.



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