1957 Groma Conty #614367
Created: 10-24-2016 at 06:09PM
Last Edit: 11-25-2017 at 08:36AM
"Murata" (renamed by new owner Ping Amranand)
This rebranded Kolibri is in excellent shape after nearly sixty years. Slight water damage on the case isn't reflected in the machine as far as I can tell. Shiny and snappy! Will clean up nicely. Bought from a Tamura-san, owned by a Murata-san.
Traded Nov. 2017 in Tokyo to Ping Amranand for a beautiful Remington Bantam.
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.