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1959 Moskva 5 Serial # 11102 1959 Moskva 5 typewriter, Serial # 11102 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1959 Moskva 5 typewriter. 2019-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1959 Moskva 5 Serial # 11102 The construction of a Moscow M-5 is strange. It is in typical fashion something cribbed from the West in many regards, and serves as a facsimile of many different makes; primarily Underwood portables. It is a carriage shift design that uses a multi-link system like Underwood, but in this model we have a body shell that looks for all the world like a taffy-stretched Super-5 Smith-Corona. It is, to their credit, competently engineered. It's the build quality and the materials used that make the 'Scow seem like the cut-rate machine it technically was. There is not a panel on it that has texture to match anywhere else, and the assembly is like the tolerances of a regular machine but add a few thousandths in the gaps. Springs are poorly stretched with no proper eyelets; The alignment is imperfect; the fit of the body seems to have been done with a mallet. But, it works, and doesn't punish the typist too severely... or at least this one doesn't.

- Sean

1959 Moskva 5 #11102

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-13-2019 at 07:56PM
Last Edit: 05-13-2019 at 07:58PM


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The construction of a Moscow M-5 is strange. It is in typical fashion something cribbed from the West in many regards, and serves as a facsimile of many different makes; primarily Underwood portables. It is a carriage shift design that uses a multi-link system like Underwood, but in this model we have a body shell that looks for all the world like a taffy-stretched Super-5 Smith-Corona. It is, to their credit, competently engineered. It's the build quality and the materials used that make the 'Scow seem like the cut-rate machine it technically was. There is not a panel on it that has texture to match anywhere else, and the assembly is like the tolerances of a regular machine but add a few thousandths in the gaps. Springs are poorly stretched with no proper eyelets; The alignment is imperfect; the fit of the body seems to have been done with a mallet. But, it works, and doesn't punish the typist too severely... or at least this one doesn't.

- Sean

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