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1949 Torpedo 18 Serial # 491174 1949 Torpedo 18 typewriter, Serial # 491174 Imre Deneer's 1949 Torpedo 18 typewriter. 2017-02-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Imre Deneer: 1949 Torpedo 18 Serial # 491174 Torpedo 18 bought from German Ebay.
Great looking machine, with good typing action.
What I particularly like about this machine are the glass keys (with beautiful icons) and the full chrome details. I find myself looking often at the reflection of the typebars on the chrome. Stunning!

Before it is finished, I still have to fix the following:
- I am missing one platen knob on the right hand side. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to use to replace it. Perhaps just a simple make-shift knob, or I might find an actual replacement.
- the platen is rock-hard (this is the hardest platen I've seen yet!) that makes it loud to type on, and the typebars are puncturing the paper. With a backing sheet, it kind of works, but I suppose that with a fresh platen, it'll work like new

Sold - no longer in my collection

1949 Torpedo 18 #491174

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-13-2016 at 01:58AM
Last Edit: 02-28-2017 at 10:34PM


Description:

Torpedo 18 bought from German Ebay.
Great looking machine, with good typing action.
What I particularly like about this machine are the glass keys (with beautiful icons) and the full chrome details. I find myself looking often at the reflection of the typebars on the chrome. Stunning!

Before it is finished, I still have to fix the following:
- I am missing one platen knob on the right hand side. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to use to replace it. Perhaps just a simple make-shift knob, or I might find an actual replacement.
- the platen is rock-hard (this is the hardest platen I've seen yet!) that makes it loud to type on, and the typebars are puncturing the paper. With a backing sheet, it kind of works, but I suppose that with a fresh platen, it'll work like new

Sold - no longer in my collection

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:



Look at that reflection!
Look at that reflection!




Serial number on the left side under the hood, near the ribbon spool.
Serial number on the left side under the hood, near the ribbon spool.


Hunter: Imre Deneer (iden)

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