1950 Torpedo 6 #507674
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-23-2017 at 02:17PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2017 at 07:12AM
1950 Torpedo 6, only a few serial numbers lower than the other 1950 example on the database. A remarkable machine. The whale-tail-shaped return lever rotates clockwise to the right to advance a line. I bought this from the son of a German immigrant to Canada who was cleaning out his parents' house. I would have kept it if I was him. What a machine.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.