1979 Silver Reed Silverette S #10158335
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-16-2017 at 05:10AM
Last Edit: 09-16-2017 at 05:11AM
Silver-Reed Silverette S, Silver Seiko Ltd, made in Japan. AZERTY keyboard. I bought this from an attractive young woman who told me she came home drunk from the bars and thought to herself, "I'm going to buy an orange typewriter," and she popped onto Etsy and paid US$200 for this little beauty and never used it. (I paid nowhere near that for it.) She did manage to lose the lid, however, perhaps in another stupor. It types well, though one of the accent keys sticks. I wasn't sure whether to put this under Silver-Reed or Silver Seiko, and since there aren't any models yet under SS, I added this to the galleries of other Silverettes under Silver-Reed.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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