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1971 Sears Newport Serial # 5306911 1971 Sears Newport typewriter, Serial # 5306911 Scott O's 1971 Sears Newport typewriter. 2019-01-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1971 Sears Newport Serial # 5306911 I couldn't pass this up when I saw it - it was $10 and I have a rule that any typewriter selling for that amount should be bought and played with.

It's gloriously hideous in a way only 1970s designs can be, yet the color scheme is smart and appropriate for the shape. It types surprisingly well for a plastic machine with a very respectable print impression. The escapement is not built for speed typing, but that's OK. For what it is, I'd gladly buy it again.

1971 Sears Newport #5306911

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Scott O (ScottO)
Created: 12-26-2016 at 10:33PM
Last Edit: 01-09-2019 at 02:23PM


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I couldn't pass this up when I saw it - it was $10 and I have a rule that any typewriter selling for that amount should be bought and played with.

It's gloriously hideous in a way only 1970s designs can be, yet the color scheme is smart and appropriate for the shape. It types surprisingly well for a plastic machine with a very respectable print impression. The escapement is not built for speed typing, but that's OK. For what it is, I'd gladly buy it again.

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Hunter: Scott O (ScottO)

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