1971 Consul 221 #1-221-106182
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 12:04PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 12:04PM
This large portable typewriter has a couple of unusual design features: Lever on right-hand side of carriage opens up space between feed rollers and platen to ease paper repositioning and also raises paper bail out of the way at the same time; optional container, mounted vertically to the left of left-side holder for conventional fabric ribbon, allows use of carbon ribbon. Serial number indicates it was manufactured in 1971. Made in Czechoslovakia.
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.
Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.
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