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1962 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1268224 1962 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 1268224 Liz Glenn's 1962 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2021-12-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Liz Glenn: 1962 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1268224 "Storm"

Darn the Torpedo! This is my absolute favorite manual typewriter in my collection. It has been completely restored with a brand new platen & feed rollers from J.J. Short and Associates in New York and has a new set of 3d printed feet from Septimus Clark in addition to a deep cleaning done by Duane Jensen (Phoenix Typewriter). It is also sporting a brand new bichrome black/red silk ribbon, which is eyelet/grommet free, on DIN 2103 (6N070) metal spools from Ribbons Unlimited. The ribbon reverse system does not need ribbon eyelets/grommets because it is tensioned based.

I found this gem in the wild online universe in April 2021. I quickly sent this to Duane for the necessary repairs it would need. I knew this neglected machine was used and abused. Its platen was "hard and scarred" with it many dimples and it had rotten/crumbling feet. The internals were sprayed with oil, which was not friendly, and thus made the basket/segment sticky over time. I knew it needed a lot of TLC to get going again.

I am in LOVE with this beautiful but yet very precise German typewriter.....It FLIES like the WIND!

~ US QWERTY
~ Standard Pica (10 characters per inch)

** August 2021 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

1962 Torpedo 18b #1268224

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)
Created: 08-14-2021 at 11:00PM
Last Edit: 12-28-2021 at 02:14AM


Description:

"Storm"

Darn the Torpedo! This is my absolute favorite manual typewriter in my collection. It has been completely restored with a brand new platen & feed rollers from J.J. Short and Associates in New York and has a new set of 3d printed feet from Septimus Clark in addition to a deep cleaning done by Duane Jensen (Phoenix Typewriter). It is also sporting a brand new bichrome black/red silk ribbon, which is eyelet/grommet free, on DIN 2103 (6N070) metal spools from Ribbons Unlimited. The ribbon reverse system does not need ribbon eyelets/grommets because it is tensioned based.

I found this gem in the wild online universe in April 2021. I quickly sent this to Duane for the necessary repairs it would need. I knew this neglected machine was used and abused. Its platen was "hard and scarred" with it many dimples and it had rotten/crumbling feet. The internals were sprayed with oil, which was not friendly, and thus made the basket/segment sticky over time. I knew it needed a lot of TLC to get going again.

I am in LOVE with this beautiful but yet very precise German typewriter.....It FLIES like the WIND!

~ US QWERTY
~ Standard Pica (10 characters per inch)

** August 2021 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

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Before picture of the very hard & scarred platen!
Before picture of the very hard & scarred platen!

Hard and crumbling foot before it got replaced.
Hard and crumbling foot before it got replaced.

Typewriter Sample (full)
Typewriter Sample (full)

Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)

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Just a "Typewriter Nut". I like collecting technologies from the past such as typewriters and computers. There's just something about learning how things were made (& worked) back in the day!



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