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1948 Torpedo 18 Serial # 459288 1948 Torpedo 18 typewriter, Serial # 459288 Tom Rehkopf's 1948 Torpedo 18 typewriter. 2018-08-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Rehkopf: 1948 Torpedo 18 Serial # 459288 Great looks and a fine typer, keyboard action is short and crisp, reminiscent of a well-tuned Royal Model "O" Touch Control. Looks are similar too. These typewriters are pretty uncommon in my neck of the woods.

Purchased from a local seller who said her grandmother was the original owner. Seller's grandparents escaped from Austria during the war and emigrated to South America. Given the Spanish QWERTY keyboard and 1948 serial number, the machine was probably purchased locally in South America after the war.

1948 Torpedo 18 #459288

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-15-2018 at 12:37PM
Last Edit: 08-17-2018 at 02:13PM


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Great looks and a fine typer, keyboard action is short and crisp, reminiscent of a well-tuned Royal Model "O" Touch Control. Looks are similar too. These typewriters are pretty uncommon in my neck of the woods.

Purchased from a local seller who said her grandmother was the original owner. Seller's grandparents escaped from Austria during the war and emigrated to South America. Given the Spanish QWERTY keyboard and 1948 serial number, the machine was probably purchased locally in South America after the war.

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Collecting typewriters off and on for 25 years, more "on" the last couple years. Meshes well with my other collecting hobby, fountain pens. Typewriters seem to find me, I don't have to look for them. First there are a couple, then 10, then 20, then 50...its getting out of hand.



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