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1955 Torpedo Solitaire Serial # 870517 1955 Torpedo Solitaire typewriter, Serial # 870517 Richard Polt's 1955 Torpedo Solitaire typewriter. 2018-07-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1955 Torpedo Solitaire Serial # 870517 A ginormous German machine that somehow ended up being used in the US. German QWERTY keyboard, decimal tabulator, 18" carriage, 11 pitch.

1955 Torpedo Solitaire #870517

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-16-2017 at 07:30PM
Last Edit: 07-22-2018 at 08:10PM


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A ginormous German machine that somehow ended up being used in the US. German QWERTY keyboard, decimal tabulator, 18" carriage, 11 pitch.

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Serial number is located on the inside bottom left side of the machine.
Serial number is located on the inside bottom left side of the machine.

The carriage can be removed by moving it all the way to the left (the drawband is then automatically removed from the carriage and held safely in place), pushing left and right levers under the carriage to unhook the carriage from the body of the machine, and pulling the carriage straight upwards. The carriage must also be in the far-left position when it is replaced.
The carriage can be removed by moving it all the way to the left (the drawband is then automatically removed from the carriage and held safely in place), pushing left and right levers under the carriage to unhook the carriage from the body of the machine, and pulling the carriage straight upwards. The carriage must also be in the far-left position when it is replaced.

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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: polt@xavier.edu



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