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197x Torpedo Athena Serial # 10671720 197x Torpedo Athena typewriter, Serial # 10671720 Natalie E's 197x Torpedo Athena typewriter. 2023-02-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Natalie E: 197x Torpedo Athena Serial # 10671720 A mystery of a typewriter, though I'm not sure why. Guessing these aren't that common in the States, but probably are common as staplers in The Netherlands (from whence this machine hails). Can't seem to find a lot of info about it online, though limited data seems to suggest it's some Remington Sperry Rand something or other relation.

My husband fell in love with the look of it, and though I wouldn't have purchased it left to my own devices I went ahead and did so for his sake because when one is fortunate enough to have an enabler, that's what one does. It's got a cool techno typeface, anyway, though the platen is hard (which I expected) and it's got a ratchety feel I don't love (much like my SCM Ghia, and which I also expected). It's metal, though, rather than the plasticky feel I'd slightly anticipated. The really nice thing is its slim profile; slimmer than any of my other machines (even my lightweight Consul). It's also very light, at just over 9lbs with the attachable case/hood; just over 7 without.

If anyone's got any further info on this machine it would be much appreciated. Seller also listed it as T430, though I'm not sure exactly where that number is being taken from.

197x Torpedo Athena #10671720

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Natalie E (BirdsAndPoetry)
Created: 02-19-2023 at 03:40AM
Last Edit: 02-20-2023 at 09:13AM


Description:

A mystery of a typewriter, though I'm not sure why. Guessing these aren't that common in the States, but probably are common as staplers in The Netherlands (from whence this machine hails). Can't seem to find a lot of info about it online, though limited data seems to suggest it's some Remington Sperry Rand something or other relation.

My husband fell in love with the look of it, and though I wouldn't have purchased it left to my own devices I went ahead and did so for his sake because when one is fortunate enough to have an enabler, that's what one does. It's got a cool techno typeface, anyway, though the platen is hard (which I expected) and it's got a ratchety feel I don't love (much like my SCM Ghia, and which I also expected). It's metal, though, rather than the plasticky feel I'd slightly anticipated. The really nice thing is its slim profile; slimmer than any of my other machines (even my lightweight Consul). It's also very light, at just over 9lbs with the attachable case/hood; just over 7 without.

If anyone's got any further info on this machine it would be much appreciated. Seller also listed it as T430, though I'm not sure exactly where that number is being taken from.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: Natalie E (BirdsAndPoetry)

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Longtime poet with seven typewriters in my collection currently (not counting ones I'm in the process of selling). I'm a super speedy typist, so my favorite machines are the ones that require the lightest touch to operate. Over the years I have learned the hard way that how light of a touch a typewriter requires is definitely subjective; many machines others say are "easy", I find cumbersome. But I love all my machines and collecting them is sadly addictive (sadly since they are difficult to acquire on the cheap locally, and they certainly take up more space than my knickknack collection. Ha).



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