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1963 Commodore 1500 Serial # ZP171160 1963 Commodore 1500 typewriter, Serial # ZP171160 Brendan Raftery's 1963 Commodore 1500 typewriter. 2023-06-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brendan Raftery: 1963 Commodore 1500 Serial # ZP171160 Ok, so this is actually a rebranded Consul, Commodore rebranded quite a few different Consuls but i have yet to see one like this. I have the user manual and the 1500 is the bare bones model (no paper rest and mono colour) compared to the 1000 that has more bells and whistles. It has Underwood looking keys, not the typical green strangely differently faded keys, it has a plastic top and a fiberglass bottom shell. The closest thing I can compare it to is a Consul Silent but in a totally different body. Interesting contour top cover shape. Weird but types nice.

1963 Commodore 1500 #ZP171160

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)
Created: 06-23-2023 at 06:20PM
Last Edit: 06-23-2023 at 06:20PM


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Ok, so this is actually a rebranded Consul, Commodore rebranded quite a few different Consuls but i have yet to see one like this. I have the user manual and the 1500 is the bare bones model (no paper rest and mono colour) compared to the 1000 that has more bells and whistles. It has Underwood looking keys, not the typical green strangely differently faded keys, it has a plastic top and a fiberglass bottom shell. The closest thing I can compare it to is a Consul Silent but in a totally different body. Interesting contour top cover shape. Weird but types nice.

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Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)

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Dad, typewriter nerd, disc golfer, musician and an all around swell guy that lives in Port Moody BC Canada. I bought my first machine in around 1997 for $5 (Underwood 6) and restored it in a small cabin I lived in. I had it for the past 24 years when my 8 year old daughter asked if it worked, I brought it down off the shelf and she started playing with it. I then saw on FB Marketplace a 1916 LC Smith that needed a ton of work for $50, and that hooked me, 24 months later I have 160+ machines and have plans for all of them. Fantastic hobby. I love them being so Analog. I have recently collaborated with Dave Benning, a good friend and local artist, to create some custom hand painted works of "workable" art. I restore the typewriter while Dave gives it some new "clothes".



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