1962 Admiral Portable #70560
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-16-2019 at 09:45PM
Last Edit: 02-16-2019 at 09:46PM
From an advertisement in The Seattle Times, 8/27/1962:
Lowest price ever on a brand new portable typewriter. The Admiral is a solidly built lightweight portable, with features not found on portables twice its price. Three color ribbon (sic) . . . Dejam key . . . twin margins and many other features. Comes complete with de luxe zipper carrying case, and five year manufacturers warrantee (sic) . Remember, this is not a toy, this is a well built, smooth typing machine, and an exceptional value. Reg. $64.50. Now $39.95 + F.E.T.
And, yes, the dealer said it was NOT A TOY.
Hunter: Nick Bodemer (texbodemer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I love collecting and researching portable typewriters. Author of Portable Typewriters, Boxing the Space Needle, and Mid--Century Portable Typewriter Spotter's Guide. I especially enjoy mid-century portables, and those that need a little love. Member of the Lake City Lions since 2014.
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