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197X Sears Malibu Serial # 7003632 197X Sears Malibu typewriter, Serial # 7003632 Jacob OBoyle's 197X Sears Malibu typewriter. 2023-01-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jacob OBoyle: 197X Sears Malibu Serial # 7003632 I found this ugly little thing the day before the Fourth of July, and named her Julia because of it. Creative, I know. She was never a very good machine, and had quite a number of issues. A masked platen knob, a rock solid platen, an emergent escapement issue, stuck tab sets, and not to mention the noise, tremendous and booming!
I know Messa rebadges aren't all bad, as my 1989s Royal Safari is a wonderful but this one only taught me to be careful of what I buy, even if it's only ten bucks. I'm currently selling this machine on eBay to get her out of my way. Let's hope she goes quietly into that dark night.

197X Sears Malibu #7003632

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Jacob OBoyle (JOByl57)
Created: 01-04-2023 at 02:58PM
Last Edit: 01-04-2023 at 03:04PM


Description:

I found this ugly little thing the day before the Fourth of July, and named her Julia because of it. Creative, I know. She was never a very good machine, and had quite a number of issues. A masked platen knob, a rock solid platen, an emergent escapement issue, stuck tab sets, and not to mention the noise, tremendous and booming!
I know Messa rebadges aren't all bad, as my 1989s Royal Safari is a wonderful but this one only taught me to be careful of what I buy, even if it's only ten bucks. I'm currently selling this machine on eBay to get her out of my way. Let's hope she goes quietly into that dark night.

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Rear right view
Rear right view

The face of a plastic monster
The face of a plastic monster

Top down
Top down

Belly of the beast
Belly of the beast

My favorite part: the delicate Sears branding on the case
My favorite part: the delicate Sears branding on the case

Case front
Case front

Bottom of machine - look at that schmutz! I couldn't get it off with some Simple Green, so I just abandoned the cause
Bottom of machine - look at that schmutz! I couldn't get it off with some Simple Green, so I just abandoned the cause

Hunter: Jacob OBoyle (JOByl57)

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I'm a relatively new collector hunting for anything inexpensive that I can get my hands on, functionality being a second thought. I have to learn somehow, right!?



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