1957 Voss ST 24 #140013
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-17-2016 at 02:07PM
Last Edit: 09-13-2020 at 01:34PM
Okay, THIS is the last typewriter I buy on eBay. Aesthetically, it's quite beautiful, except the right ribbon cover is bent (I failed to notice this when I bought it). I love the gull-wing, independent ribbon covers, and the spacebar that overlaps the bottom of the frame. I just wish it would type. I've tried every lever and button but it won't type, even though all the keys depress. The carriage release levers do work, and it moves freely. Perhaps the drawstring has come undone or it's something simple that I've overlooked. (This is entirely possible.) I do want to get this one going. The case is quite nice, with pockets likely for lost brushes and the manual, and it came with the original dust cover.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.