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1956 Torpedo 18b Serial # 839327 1956 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 839327 John Cooper's 1956 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2019-11-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1956 Torpedo 18b Serial # 839327 Sometimes a $10 garage sale find really is too good to be true! This beautiful Torpedo types, but freezes up badly when you do anything with the tabulator, and there are mechanical issues galore that can't be fixed due to bent parts and the enthusiastic amateurism of a previous owner. Sold on eBay in November 2019.

1956 Torpedo 18b #839327

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-24-2019 at 01:34PM
Last Edit: 11-24-2019 at 01:34PM


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Sometimes a $10 garage sale find really is too good to be true! This beautiful Torpedo types, but freezes up badly when you do anything with the tabulator, and there are mechanical issues galore that can't be fixed due to bent parts and the enthusiastic amateurism of a previous owner. Sold on eBay in November 2019.

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