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1959 Torpedo 30 Serial # 1044590 1959 Torpedo 30 typewriter, Serial # 1044590 John Munroe's 1959 Torpedo 30 typewriter. 2019-06-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1959 Torpedo 30 Serial # 1044590 Visually sumptuous and beautifully engineered. Slightly low-hanging line space lever and super hard platen make it less than a pleasure to type on, but the design is easy on the eyes and the basket shift and light touch on the fingers. Sweet! Love the case too. Wish the typer had a paper support and tab - guess even low-end models can be drop-dead gorgeous!

1959 Torpedo 30 #1044590

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Created: 06-01-2019 at 08:45PM
Last Edit: 06-01-2019 at 08:45PM


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Visually sumptuous and beautifully engineered. Slightly low-hanging line space lever and super hard platen make it less than a pleasure to type on, but the design is easy on the eyes and the basket shift and light touch on the fingers. Sweet! Love the case too. Wish the typer had a paper support and tab - guess even low-end models can be drop-dead gorgeous!

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Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)

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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.



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