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1965 Commodore Collegian Serial # 5 225 008494 1965 Commodore Collegian typewriter, Serial # 5 225 008494 David Vandergucht's 1965 Commodore Collegian typewriter. 2024-04-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Vandergucht: 1965 Commodore Collegian Serial # 5 225 008494 Bought locally, came with case and little pouch of brushes etc... It works pretty nicely. It has magic-style margins and an end of page indicator. To use the end-of-page indicator, set the dial to 28 before loading your paper, then when it reaches 28 again near the end, you've got an inch left. Apparently the 28 refers to the length of the page being 28 cm.

This machine has bichrome functionality and a touch-selection option, but no tabulator.

1965 Commodore Collegian #5 225 008494

Status: Sightings
Hunter: David Vandergucht (davidv)
Created: 08-20-2023 at 01:41PM
Last Edit: 04-08-2024 at 08:05PM


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Bought locally, came with case and little pouch of brushes etc... It works pretty nicely. It has magic-style margins and an end of page indicator. To use the end-of-page indicator, set the dial to 28 before loading your paper, then when it reaches 28 again near the end, you've got an inch left. Apparently the 28 refers to the length of the page being 28 cm.

This machine has bichrome functionality and a touch-selection option, but no tabulator.

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Handy-dandy accessories. The plasticky material of the pouch has become brittle over time and is tearing along one edge.
Handy-dandy accessories. The plasticky material of the pouch has become brittle over time and is tearing along one edge.

The margin setting and carriage release are both in button form, and took a little bit to get used to pressing the correct one.
The margin setting and carriage release are both in button form, and took a little bit to get used to pressing the correct one.

The ribbon system uses standard size spools and does not require eyelets for auto-reverse. Tension on the ribbon when it reaches the end of the spool displaces the forked guides to trigger the reverse.
The ribbon system uses standard size spools and does not require eyelets for auto-reverse. Tension on the ribbon when it reaches the end of the spool displaces the forked guides to trigger the reverse.

On both of the Consul-made Commodore typewriters I've had, the original feet had disintegrated. Seen here are replacements made from hardware store furniture bumpers, which work well. With the specific bumpers I found, I needed to also add a felt pad between them and the frame  as a spacer to make the feet taller and give the typewriter enough clearance from the desk. The original feet were a grey-coloured rubber.
On both of the Consul-made Commodore typewriters I've had, the original feet had disintegrated. Seen here are replacements made from hardware store furniture bumpers, which work well. With the specific bumpers I found, I needed to also add a felt pad between them and the frame as a spacer to make the feet taller and give the typewriter enough clearance from the desk. The original feet were a grey-coloured rubber.

Hunter: David Vandergucht (davidv)

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