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1963 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1274490 1963 Torpedo 18b typewriter, Serial # 1274490 Liz Glenn's 1963 Torpedo 18b typewriter. 2023-06-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Liz Glenn: 1963 Torpedo 18b Serial # 1274490 "Ace"

I acquired this in January 2022. This particular Torpedo 18b is a deluxe due to it having the chrome on the endcaps of the carriage. It has a recovered platen by JJ Short, new feet by Septemis Clark and of course, a deep clean by Duane Jensen. It currently has an all-black nylon ribbon, which is eyelet/grommet free, from Ribbons Unlimited. I can install & use a bi-chrome ribbon, I just prefer a solid color. As with all Torpedo machines, this one is smooth as well and is a joy to use. It's lovely typeface is the cat's meow.

~ US QWERTY
~ Italic Elite (11 characters per inch)

** June 2023 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

1963 Torpedo 18b #1274490

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)
Created: 06-20-2023 at 05:42PM
Last Edit: 06-21-2023 at 10:57AM


Description:

"Ace"

I acquired this in January 2022. This particular Torpedo 18b is a deluxe due to it having the chrome on the endcaps of the carriage. It has a recovered platen by JJ Short, new feet by Septemis Clark and of course, a deep clean by Duane Jensen. It currently has an all-black nylon ribbon, which is eyelet/grommet free, from Ribbons Unlimited. I can install & use a bi-chrome ribbon, I just prefer a solid color. As with all Torpedo machines, this one is smooth as well and is a joy to use. It's lovely typeface is the cat's meow.

~ US QWERTY
~ Italic Elite (11 characters per inch)

** June 2023 - CC-R/W **
** NOT FOR SALE OR TRADE **

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Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)

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