1970 Consul 231 2 #0231228745
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-28-2020 at 04:11PM
Last Edit: 06-28-2020 at 04:13PM
I'm only 99% confident about the 1970 manufacture date. With a serial number starting with "0" it could be 1960, but the more modern styling and late 60's dates of the other 231.2's suggest 1970 is the better bet. A very solid and dependable portable, it also has the heaviest shift effort of any typewriter I've owned.
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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