196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury #7999307
Created: 06-12-2014 at 07:16PM
Last Edit: 02-20-2015 at 06:04AM
I spent somewhere around $14.97 for this machine, and I nearly wish I didn't. It's clunky, loud, awkward, and somewhat decieving; the touch at first seems to be a nice snap, and then it squishes down and makes me want to cry! I do NOT like this typewriter.
Metal body with hard plastic shell.
Hunter: Jake Fischer (jfisch)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a typewriter collector and amateur repairman who became obsessed after typing at a young age on my grandfather's Olivetti Lettera 22, which he soon gave to me. Now I have had over ten typewriters in my collection, flipping the less valuable ones for a low price to fund my obsession.
At one point, I was weary of polish; now I see the wonderful shine that Meguiar's cleaning wax brings to a glossy paint. I still avoid polishing nickle or chrome, for I hear that patina is valuable on old metal. However, I refuse to use the devil's website, also known as Ebay. Just too many deaths by shipping...and unacceptably exuberant prices...
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