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1954 Torpedo 18b Serial # 716651 1954 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 716651 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1954 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2021-07-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1954 Torpedo 18b Serial # 716651 [This typewriter has been sold] The man who sold me an IBM Selectric II sent me a message and told me he found another typewriter. He offered it to me for $36. When he then sent a picture of this fine Torpedo 18B I was immediately on my way out. It works perfectly well. All keys strike the platen in a crisp and nice way, print is excellent, and all functions work as intended. It has lived in a cellar storage for 40 years and because of that there is some trace rust here and there pretty much whereever there hasn't been protective coating or paint. It 's only superficial though, and given some time I'll get most of it away.

1954 Torpedo 18b #716651

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 05-10-2021 at 08:19AM
Last Edit: 07-28-2021 at 03:47PM


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[This typewriter has been sold] The man who sold me an IBM Selectric II sent me a message and told me he found another typewriter. He offered it to me for $36. When he then sent a picture of this fine Torpedo 18B I was immediately on my way out. It works perfectly well. All keys strike the platen in a crisp and nice way, print is excellent, and all functions work as intended. It has lived in a cellar storage for 40 years and because of that there is some trace rust here and there pretty much whereever there hasn't been protective coating or paint. It 's only superficial though, and given some time I'll get most of it away.

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Norwegian keyboard layout
Norwegian keyboard layout

Logo on the paper rest
Logo on the paper rest






Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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