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1972 Consul 2224 Serial # 2222049497 1972 Consul 2224 typewriter, Serial # 2222049497 Mark Rosenzweig's 1972 Consul 2224 typewriter. 2014-09-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1972 Consul 2224 Serial # 2222049497 This large portable, likely dating to 1972 judging by its serial number -- 2222049497 — has a number of features not on my other large Consul portables (a 221 and a 224).

It has a "Magic Margin" type mechanism for setting margins, i.e., you hold a button down and move the carriage to the place where you want the margin and then release the button. But unlike my other Consuls with that feature, there're actually two off-white markers (and a scale) behind the platen that move to show where the margin actually is, like the red ribbon in the paper bail of a Hermes 3000. Unlike the other Consuls, the machine also has a carriage lock activated by a lever at the back left side of the keyboard and a touch control (I believe) controlled by a lever on the back right side. In addition, it has different key tops than the contoured square ones of the earlier machines and its body is plastic, not cast metal..

The Consul nameplate on the ribbon cover was upside down when I got the machine but was easy to remove and reposition properly.

1972 Consul 2224 #2222049497

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 06-14-2014 at 08:49AM
Last Edit: 09-05-2014 at 01:14PM


Description:

This large portable, likely dating to 1972 judging by its serial number -- 2222049497 — has a number of features not on my other large Consul portables (a 221 and a 224).

It has a "Magic Margin" type mechanism for setting margins, i.e., you hold a button down and move the carriage to the place where you want the margin and then release the button. But unlike my other Consuls with that feature, there're actually two off-white markers (and a scale) behind the platen that move to show where the margin actually is, like the red ribbon in the paper bail of a Hermes 3000. Unlike the other Consuls, the machine also has a carriage lock activated by a lever at the back left side of the keyboard and a touch control (I believe) controlled by a lever on the back right side. In addition, it has different key tops than the contoured square ones of the earlier machines and its body is plastic, not cast metal..

The Consul nameplate on the ribbon cover was upside down when I got the machine but was easy to remove and reposition properly.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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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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