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1960 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1210787 1960 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 1210787 Liz Glenn's 1960 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2022-01-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Liz Glenn: 1960 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1210787 "Big Dipper aka Yellow Rose"

Another Torpedo...Oh my! This is the infamous $4K+ manual typewriter that supposedly sold on SGW at one time or another before I got ahold of it in October 2021. It is sporting a brand new platen from J.J. Short and Associates in New York and has a new set of 3d printed feet from Septimus Clark in addition to a deep cleaning done by Duane Jensen (Phoenix Typewriter).

Since I prefer the regular carriages, this wide-carriage (18/33) is quickly growing on me. From my understanding, 18/33 wide-carriage Torpedoes are not very common and just like my 1961 Torpedo 18b "Sunny," this is also more yellow than cream and seems to be a rare/hard to find color. This is one of my permanent residents or lifers!

~ US QWERTY
~ Artistic Script #75 (12 characters per inch)

** December 2021 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

1960 Torpedo 18b #1210787

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)
Created: 11-28-2021 at 11:41PM
Last Edit: 01-03-2022 at 11:35AM


Description:

"Big Dipper aka Yellow Rose"

Another Torpedo...Oh my! This is the infamous $4K+ manual typewriter that supposedly sold on SGW at one time or another before I got ahold of it in October 2021. It is sporting a brand new platen from J.J. Short and Associates in New York and has a new set of 3d printed feet from Septimus Clark in addition to a deep cleaning done by Duane Jensen (Phoenix Typewriter).

Since I prefer the regular carriages, this wide-carriage (18/33) is quickly growing on me. From my understanding, 18/33 wide-carriage Torpedoes are not very common and just like my 1961 Torpedo 18b "Sunny," this is also more yellow than cream and seems to be a rare/hard to find color. This is one of my permanent residents or lifers!

~ US QWERTY
~ Artistic Script #75 (12 characters per inch)

** December 2021 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

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