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1961 Torpedo 18s Serial # 1305588 1961 Torpedo 18s typewriter, Serial # 1305588 James Grooms's 1961 Torpedo 18s typewriter. 2024-05-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1961 Torpedo 18s Serial # 1305588 Overrated. But of course, I'm not trying to sell you a typewriter.

Is the action there? Yes it is, and it is on par with Adlers, Olympias, etc. However, it isn't H3K league , or as in out of the ordinary. Then when you get up top on controls, it is straight out of the Ten Forty box. Which is good, because the left margin set is gone and the lever took a bit of bump on this one, so I think it will be an easy fix.

I suspect, by looking at pictures, the 18B is a significantly better model by just eyeballing the return lever and control points. I'd take a run of the mill SM-9 for heavy lifting each and every day over an 18S with it's bits from Remington's budget ultra portables.

1961 Torpedo 18s #1305588

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-15-2024 at 07:09PM
Last Edit: 05-15-2024 at 07:28PM


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Overrated. But of course, I'm not trying to sell you a typewriter.

Is the action there? Yes it is, and it is on par with Adlers, Olympias, etc. However, it isn't H3K league , or as in out of the ordinary. Then when you get up top on controls, it is straight out of the Ten Forty box. Which is good, because the left margin set is gone and the lever took a bit of bump on this one, so I think it will be an easy fix.

I suspect, by looking at pictures, the 18B is a significantly better model by just eyeballing the return lever and control points. I'd take a run of the mill SM-9 for heavy lifting each and every day over an 18S with it's bits from Remington's budget ultra portables.

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