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1958 Torpedo 20 Serial # 995518 1958 Torpedo 20 typewriter, Serial # 995518 Alexander Pearson's 1958 Torpedo 20 typewriter. 2022-02-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alexander Pearson: 1958 Torpedo 20 Serial # 995518 Love the snappy touch and segment (basket) shift. Not too keen on the lack of a paper support and the noisy carriage. It's interesting that Torpedo were building their portables with a segment shift at a time when Olympia was still building its portable SM2/3/4s with a carriage shift. When I bought this machine, it was listed as Torpedo "TW." I presume this was the name the 20 went by in Germany (perhaps other European markets as well?).

UPDATE: Sold February 2022

1958 Torpedo 20 #995518

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Alexander Pearson (SegmentShifter)
Created: 01-17-2022 at 04:49AM
Last Edit: 02-06-2022 at 01:15PM


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Love the snappy touch and segment (basket) shift. Not too keen on the lack of a paper support and the noisy carriage. It's interesting that Torpedo were building their portables with a segment shift at a time when Olympia was still building its portable SM2/3/4s with a carriage shift. When I bought this machine, it was listed as Torpedo "TW." I presume this was the name the 20 went by in Germany (perhaps other European markets as well?).

UPDATE: Sold February 2022

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Hunter: Alexander Pearson (SegmentShifter)

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