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1961 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1210430 1961 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 1210430 Mark Rosenzweig's 1961 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2014-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1961 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1210430 This Model 18b is among the last with Torpedo keytops, carriage return lever, and metal ribbon cover. Soon afterwards, Remington, which owned Torpedo, switched the machine to Remington-style keytops and carriage return lever, and made the ribbon cover plastic. (See my Remington Torpedo.). Made in West Germany.

1961 Torpedo 18b #1210430

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 01:36PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 01:36PM


Description:

This Model 18b is among the last with Torpedo keytops, carriage return lever, and metal ribbon cover. Soon afterwards, Remington, which owned Torpedo, switched the machine to Remington-style keytops and carriage return lever, and made the ribbon cover plastic. (See my Remington Torpedo.). Made in West Germany.

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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