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1955 Halda 7-Star Serial # 7-018714 1955 Halda 7-Star typewriter, Serial # 7-018714 Tas Kyprianou's 1955 Halda 7-Star typewriter. 2023-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1955 Halda 7-Star Serial # 7-018714 I make no excuses for the mass of photos. I adore this thing. It was also THE filthiest machine I have ever bought and its condition initiated my first ever full segment/typebar stripdown.

This gem of a desktop comes pretty close to the joy my KMM and Ambassador give me in terms of feel, connection, and productivity. (Thank you Gerren for the recommendation). It's fast like a Facit TP1 (understandably) and has an almost identical typeface to my Bluebird Torpedo 18s. Feels incredibly similar to that too. It has a real presence and 1950s film star beauty to it. Like the KMM, every part of it is pretty. It's a kind of KMM / SG1 lovechild that has been to a lot of Pilates classes. It looks like it's always standing to attention and has the most gorgeous swooping back. Truth be told, I bought this to sell on (as they are quite difficult to find) but this isn't going anywhere fast. In love again. . .

15.8Kg / 34.8lbs

1955 Halda 7-Star #7-018714

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 01-17-2023 at 05:38AM
Last Edit: 09-11-2023 at 12:58AM


Description:

I make no excuses for the mass of photos. I adore this thing. It was also THE filthiest machine I have ever bought and its condition initiated my first ever full segment/typebar stripdown.

This gem of a desktop comes pretty close to the joy my KMM and Ambassador give me in terms of feel, connection, and productivity. (Thank you Gerren for the recommendation). It's fast like a Facit TP1 (understandably) and has an almost identical typeface to my Bluebird Torpedo 18s. Feels incredibly similar to that too. It has a real presence and 1950s film star beauty to it. Like the KMM, every part of it is pretty. It's a kind of KMM / SG1 lovechild that has been to a lot of Pilates classes. It looks like it's always standing to attention and has the most gorgeous swooping back. Truth be told, I bought this to sell on (as they are quite difficult to find) but this isn't going anywhere fast. In love again. . .

15.8Kg / 34.8lbs

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:






Love this swooping back
Love this swooping back



Clean segment and typebars
Clean segment and typebars







Pre-set tabs.
Pre-set tabs.












Where the magic happens
Where the magic happens









Be midfull of this stud's position when removing the casing. It affects the shift mechanism and the segment rest point.
Be midfull of this stud's position when removing the casing. It affects the shift mechanism and the segment rest point.






Before and after cleaning.
Before and after cleaning.



orignal state on the left, cleaned up on the right.
orignal state on the left, cleaned up on the right.




Nervous
Nervous



platen removal. Nervous again.
platen removal. Nervous again.

Had to be done
Had to be done



These sprung connectors are SO much easier to remove from the typebars than the c-style hardened metal clips.
These sprung connectors are SO much easier to remove from the typebars than the c-style hardened metal clips.



New front plate (badge) and side plates from parts machine, together with a much better platen, replacement shift bracket and the no peeking plate by the ribbon colour selector.
New front plate (badge) and side plates from parts machine, together with a much better platen, replacement shift bracket and the no peeking plate by the ribbon colour selector.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4144

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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