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195X Antares Parva Serial # B-030077 195X Antares Parva typewriter, Serial # B-030077 Harold Dodd's 195X Antares Parva typewriter. 2016-08-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Harold Dodd: 195X Antares Parva Serial # B-030077 English/Spanish model. Bought off eBay from Spain. S/N in 1950s range, not shown on Typewriter Database at this time. keycaps made from same cheap plastic used in classic army men kids used to set on fire. Has same "unjam" feature, which reminds me of the unjam on an M16A1 (No kidding!).

I can see where this would be a very cheap post-war, non-Olivetti or Hermes model made in a Europe still recovering from having the holy crap bombed out of it by several allied powers. I can also see where this could be an insurrectionist's typewriter, competing with Hermes with their Baby/Rocket

This was also the typewriter model of William S. Burroughs, along with the Baby/Rocket. In fact, the famous film footage of Burroughs shooting smack has him doing it with the Parva "witnessing"

Last, I learned the action on this is cheap, and jams easy (Hence the type unjam.) The action is not really for a fast typist, but more for a "Hunt and Peck" person.

195X Antares Parva #B-030077

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Harold Dodd (SLACKPLAN9)
Created: 08-08-2016 at 01:33PM
Last Edit: 08-08-2016 at 09:27PM


Description:

English/Spanish model. Bought off eBay from Spain. S/N in 1950s range, not shown on Typewriter Database at this time. keycaps made from same cheap plastic used in classic army men kids used to set on fire. Has same "unjam" feature, which reminds me of the unjam on an M16A1 (No kidding!).

I can see where this would be a very cheap post-war, non-Olivetti or Hermes model made in a Europe still recovering from having the holy crap bombed out of it by several allied powers. I can also see where this could be an insurrectionist's typewriter, competing with Hermes with their Baby/Rocket

This was also the typewriter model of William S. Burroughs, along with the Baby/Rocket. In fact, the famous film footage of Burroughs shooting smack has him doing it with the Parva "witnessing"

Last, I learned the action on this is cheap, and jams easy (Hence the type unjam.) The action is not really for a fast typist, but more for a "Hunt and Peck" person.

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Antares Parva brand plate
Antares Parva brand plate

Antares Parva - Spanish keys
Antares Parva - Spanish keys

Antares Parva - The GUTS...
Antares Parva - The GUTS...

Antares Parva - in case
Antares Parva - in case

Antares Parva - S/N - B-030077
Antares Parva - S/N - B-030077

Hunter: Harold Dodd (SLACKPLAN9)

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In the Phoenix area. Curently in IT, but want to write/direct/and produce film.



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