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1962 Blue Bird De Luxe Serial # 1252517 1962 Blue Bird De Luxe typewriter, Serial # 1252517 James Gifford's 1962 Blue Bird De Luxe typewriter. 2016-10-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1962 Blue Bird De Luxe Serial # 1252517 I think I'm in love. I picked up this snappy little number as part of a lot, and it's the gem of the bunch. I've never seen a Blue Bird in the wild. This model with Bruxelle type is in excellent condition, right down to the chrome base. It came with a case with a buckle; the zippers on both sides of the case are broken. I found inside the case the original bill of sale showing the original price and vendor, as well as the business card of the sales/serviceman, and the manual. This would be an 18b, with the tabulator.

1962 Blue Bird De Luxe #1252517

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 10-30-2016 at 08:45AM
Last Edit: 10-30-2016 at 08:56AM


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I think I'm in love. I picked up this snappy little number as part of a lot, and it's the gem of the bunch. I've never seen a Blue Bird in the wild. This model with Bruxelle type is in excellent condition, right down to the chrome base. It came with a case with a buckle; the zippers on both sides of the case are broken. I found inside the case the original bill of sale showing the original price and vendor, as well as the business card of the sales/serviceman, and the manual. This would be an 18b, with the tabulator.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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