1938 Torpedo 18b #305973
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-25-2018 at 09:46AM
Last Edit: 08-12-2018 at 12:36PM
The famous Torpedo 18b (with tabulator) in the very rare color combination silver and black. It was stored in a basement and the case was unsavable decomposed because of the moisture. The machine was dirty and the mechanics didn't work at all. I brought it back to life but it still has an issue with bad feed rollers. At last I am glad that I could save it ...
Hunter: Hubertus Schott (CrunchyFrog)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Actually working with computers in my professional life I take the old mechanics as a compensation. I prefer machines manufactured before WWII, but I don't despise beautiful and good working typewriters from the fifties and sixties like e.g. the Olympia Splendid.
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