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1960 Torpedo 18 Serial # 1218792 1960 Torpedo 18 typewriter, Serial # 1218792 Michael Hoehne's 1960 Torpedo 18 typewriter. 2017-06-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1960 Torpedo 18 Serial # 1218792 My first Torpedo and finally I see why y'all are raving about them---these are great! Great feel, great looks. And fast!

Got this from an antique dealer who got it at a yard sale that I had been at without seeing it. Oh, well.

1960 Torpedo 18 #1218792

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-28-2017 at 05:56PM
Last Edit: 06-28-2017 at 06:12PM


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My first Torpedo and finally I see why y'all are raving about them---these are great! Great feel, great looks. And fast!

Got this from an antique dealer who got it at a yard sale that I had been at without seeing it. Oh, well.

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The ribbon cover is made of milk chocolate...
The ribbon cover is made of milk chocolate...


Given how stylish this is from the front, it's surprising how plain the back looks.
Given how stylish this is from the front, it's surprising how plain the back looks.

Because of the script type design, you must use a single-color ribbon, so Torpedo blocked off the lower color selector position and didn't even color its dot red.
Because of the script type design, you must use a single-color ribbon, so Torpedo blocked off the lower color selector position and didn't even color its dot red.



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