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1936 Torpedo 6 Serial # 232771 1936 Torpedo 6 typewriter, Serial # 232771 Stephen Hanafin's 1936 Torpedo 6 typewriter. 2021-04-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Hanafin: 1936 Torpedo 6 Serial # 232771 This Torpedo 6 with German QWERTZ layout is a local pickup from Facebook marketplace that I collected for a friend who lives further afield. It needs some work - there are broken bakelite parts, crusty feet, broken ribbon vibrator, etc, but all of the keys operate without sticking and the carriage advances, so that's nice! No typeface specimen since the ribbon vibrator isn't working at the moment but it appears to have a normal Pica typeface.

1936 Torpedo 6 #232771

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Stephen Hanafin (st3ph3n)
Created: 04-20-2021 at 08:00PM
Last Edit: 04-20-2021 at 08:02PM


Description:

This Torpedo 6 with German QWERTZ layout is a local pickup from Facebook marketplace that I collected for a friend who lives further afield. It needs some work - there are broken bakelite parts, crusty feet, broken ribbon vibrator, etc, but all of the keys operate without sticking and the carriage advances, so that's nice! No typeface specimen since the ribbon vibrator isn't working at the moment but it appears to have a normal Pica typeface.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

The broken ribbon vibrator. it moves up and down, but a large chunk of it is missing, so it doesn't keep a hold on the ribbon.
The broken ribbon vibrator. it moves up and down, but a large chunk of it is missing, so it doesn't keep a hold on the ribbon.

Check out that 5/Reichsmark key!
Check out that 5/Reichsmark key!

Setz = tab set button. I'm pretty sure the knob above it is for the ribbon reverse.
Setz = tab set button. I'm pretty sure the knob above it is for the ribbon reverse.

Various accent keys., The lever in the back right is for touch control.
Various accent keys., The lever in the back right is for touch control.

Shift and shift lock
Shift and shift lock

Pica slugs
Pica slugs

Cool engraved logo on the paper table
Cool engraved logo on the paper table

Broken bakelite top cover.
Broken bakelite top cover.

Crusty old feet. Someone added foam to the bottom of them.
Crusty old feet. Someone added foam to the bottom of them.

Rear view with serial number and tabulator pins visible.
Rear view with serial number and tabulator pins visible.

Serial number plate
Serial number plate

Top rear view
Top rear view

Top down view of the full keyboard.
Top down view of the full keyboard.

Hunter: Stephen Hanafin (st3ph3n)

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