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1969 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D Serial # G9466585 1969 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D typewriter, Serial # G9466585 Mei Travis's 1969 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D typewriter. 2020-12-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1969 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D Serial # G9466585 My first cursive script typewriter! Finding it was no accident though because I clearly discerned the slugs in the blurry photos. I keenly did the same for my second newer one of these. With four Brother JP-3 machines in my collection now, they are my idea of the perfectly engineered manual portable desktop style typewriter.

1969 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D #G9466585

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 12-07-2020 at 03:24PM
Last Edit: 12-15-2020 at 03:20PM


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My first cursive script typewriter! Finding it was no accident though because I clearly discerned the slugs in the blurry photos. I keenly did the same for my second newer one of these. With four Brother JP-3 machines in my collection now, they are my idea of the perfectly engineered manual portable desktop style typewriter.

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Script machine on left and my first TW on right, a 1971 Pica.
Script machine on left and my first TW on right, a 1971 Pica.





Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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