196x Antares 145 #27020
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-28-2020 at 12:02PM
Last Edit: 06-28-2020 at 12:03PM
This typewriter is just the same as any other Antares portable under that funky green plastic body. So much so that I was able to swap the keys, segment, and typebars over from my Antares Compact parts machine. I am pretty sure this model was made for the Italian domestic market, due both to the red-green-white color scheme and the fact that every one I've seen has an Italian language keyboard.
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a retro post-punk meta-hipster, bassist, raconteur, techno-archivist, humorist, optimist, bon vivant and a fan of vinyl records, early 80's Japanese hi-fi gear, photography and obsolete but useful machines of all kinds. I am the proud owner of a 1970 Hermes 3000 and a 1940's Remington Rand typing desk.
I also created a typewriter image "filter" (see my avatar). It's written in Python and generates 65-character-wide images using over 1700 actual red-and-black-ribbon'd samples from my typewriter, meaning I could actually type them out myself on an 8 1/2" wide sheet of paper with 1" margins.
My dog Koa and I live in Buckeye, AZ.
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