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1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 510D Serial # A1175863 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 510D typewriter, Serial # A1175863 James Grooms's 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 510D typewriter. 2024-07-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 510D Serial # A1175863 Post UV updating and I am reminded of how close this one is to being a great typewriter. The controls a fantastic. The build quality is as well. However, the action is just not up to the rest of the machine.
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More Super Bowl hunting! A nice machine with the draw string undone. You know what that means? She and her case will clean up nice. Time to try out the retro brite thing with the 20V conditioner. It was a JC Penny and Montgomery Ward weekend. Sears?

Quick service and a bit of detailing. No wear to speak of. It types about like it's ultra siblings, heavy, which is excepted from them. And add slow to the mix, which the ultras are not and it is a bit of disappointment. Add in a segment shift that is heavier than some carriage shift models and oh hum...

There's a lot of SCM in the mechanism. The carriage action and space bar is light and fast. The tab brake is something else. As almost all these do, the keys and switches go yellow. Holiday case is nice. Is it a Samsonite as well? Too bad they couldn't get that Smith Corona key to slug feel. Maybe there is something amiss on this one?

Pica model.

1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 510D #A1175863

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-12-2024 at 05:11AM
Last Edit: 07-08-2024 at 04:11PM


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Post UV updating and I am reminded of how close this one is to being a great typewriter. The controls a fantastic. The build quality is as well. However, the action is just not up to the rest of the machine.
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More Super Bowl hunting! A nice machine with the draw string undone. You know what that means? She and her case will clean up nice. Time to try out the retro brite thing with the 20V conditioner. It was a JC Penny and Montgomery Ward weekend. Sears?

Quick service and a bit of detailing. No wear to speak of. It types about like it's ultra siblings, heavy, which is excepted from them. And add slow to the mix, which the ultras are not and it is a bit of disappointment. Add in a segment shift that is heavier than some carriage shift models and oh hum...

There's a lot of SCM in the mechanism. The carriage action and space bar is light and fast. The tab brake is something else. As almost all these do, the keys and switches go yellow. Holiday case is nice. Is it a Samsonite as well? Too bad they couldn't get that Smith Corona key to slug feel. Maybe there is something amiss on this one?

Pica model.

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Foil tray to hold them in place while using a detail swab to apply. The foil should also reflect the uv.
Foil tray to hold them in place while using a detail swab to apply. The foil should also reflect the uv.

Cooking on a foil base for about six hours while rotating around for the low sun angle.
Cooking on a foil base for about six hours while rotating around for the low sun angle.

The keys were worse than the space bar. After.
The keys were worse than the space bar. After.



Hunt 'n peck. Boy they nailed that one. So when someone tells you these things are comparable to some fast high enders, forget it. There was a reason a Hermes 3000 retailed for twice this.
Hunt 'n peck. Boy they nailed that one. So when someone tells you these things are comparable to some fast high enders, forget it. There was a reason a Hermes 3000 retailed for twice this.


Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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