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1961 Torpedo 18a Serial # 1230071 1961 Torpedo 18a typewriter, Serial # 1230071 David Brechbiel's 1961 Torpedo 18a typewriter. 2022-09-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1961 Torpedo 18a Serial # 1230071 This early 1960s Torpedo was purchased by Korean War Veteran, Gerald O. Clayton from Kankakee, IL, at the base PX. He was in the newspaper business and used a typewriter daily during his career. This Torpedo 18a is a great typewriter and features the RaRo #75 Cursive Script typestyle.

1961 Torpedo 18a #1230071

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)
Created: 09-26-2022 at 04:20PM
Last Edit: 09-26-2022 at 04:20PM


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This early 1960s Torpedo was purchased by Korean War Veteran, Gerald O. Clayton from Kankakee, IL, at the base PX. He was in the newspaper business and used a typewriter daily during his career. This Torpedo 18a is a great typewriter and features the RaRo #75 Cursive Script typestyle.

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Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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