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1957 Halda 7-Star Serial # 7-052851 1957 Halda 7-Star typewriter, Serial # 7-052851 Tas Kyprianou's 1957 Halda 7-Star typewriter. 2023-03-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1957 Halda 7-Star Serial # 7-052851 Bought this for £10 having been described as "not working". The badge & side panels alone were worth that to me. The bonus being the platen was lovely and spongy!
This 1957 Halda 7 Star had some modifications made since the manufacture of my 1955 so not everything was hot-swappable. (the platten is shorter so needed some McGyvering to make it fit). This machine, like my beloved restored 1955 version, was in a shocking state. Sadly though, unlike my first Halda the AZERTY layout, its broken carriage, seized typebars & springs, broken space bar and missing carriage return lever meant it was beyond economic and practical repair for me. The parts gleaned have helped my original Halda sing and shine. The rest will be offered to anyone in need and the rest kept to help revive any future machines in need of a few bits and bobs.

* No typeface sample as I was unable (and also unwilling to put the effort into fixing the typebars) to create an imprint.

1957 Halda 7-Star #7-052851

Status: Parting Out
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 03-28-2023 at 02:46PM
Last Edit: 03-28-2023 at 03:11PM


Description:

Bought this for £10 having been described as "not working". The badge & side panels alone were worth that to me. The bonus being the platen was lovely and spongy!
This 1957 Halda 7 Star had some modifications made since the manufacture of my 1955 so not everything was hot-swappable. (the platten is shorter so needed some McGyvering to make it fit). This machine, like my beloved restored 1955 version, was in a shocking state. Sadly though, unlike my first Halda the AZERTY layout, its broken carriage, seized typebars & springs, broken space bar and missing carriage return lever meant it was beyond economic and practical repair for me. The parts gleaned have helped my original Halda sing and shine. The rest will be offered to anyone in need and the rest kept to help revive any future machines in need of a few bits and bobs.

* No typeface sample as I was unable (and also unwilling to put the effort into fixing the typebars) to create an imprint.

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Star was in better shape than my other Halda.
Star was in better shape than my other Halda.

No peeking inside now.
No peeking inside now.

Trim was in better condition too.
Trim was in better condition too.

This would've been 2A Elite had they moved. Thinking of swapping out my 1* for 1! at some point.
This would've been 2A Elite had they moved. Thinking of swapping out my 1* for 1! at some point.


Original spools. Much more sound dampening throughout too.
Original spools. Much more sound dampening throughout too.


Broken space bar
Broken space bar

Broken carriage.
Broken carriage.

Plastic card guides, broken though.
Plastic card guides, broken though.

Missing / broken lever
Missing / broken lever

The sprung roller thing in now in a new position.
The sprung roller thing in now in a new position.

Paper bale mechanism has been updated.
Paper bale mechanism has been updated.

Paper bale mechanism has been updated.
Paper bale mechanism has been updated.


Paper bale mechanism has been updated.
Paper bale mechanism has been updated.

Paper bale mechanism has been updated.
Paper bale mechanism has been updated.


Rusted, non functioning springs.
Rusted, non functioning springs.

Congealed stuff.
Congealed stuff.


Comparing and seeing what could be salvaged and swapped.
Comparing and seeing what could be salvaged and swapped.


Parts box filling up nicely.
Parts box filling up nicely.

Bits & bobs for future fixes.
Bits & bobs for future fixes.

Like the Christmas turkey, picked clean.
Like the Christmas turkey, picked clean.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

Tas Kyprianou's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

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 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

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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