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198X Silver Reed Silverette Serial # 11768205 198X Silver Reed Silverette typewriter, Serial # 11768205 Gary Wann's 198X Silver Reed Silverette typewriter. 2018-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gary Wann: 198X Silver Reed Silverette Serial # 11768205 Another machine I initially dismissed. This was one of two in the antiques shop and when I went back a week later, the more expensive one had gone. This one was so cheap, I thought I might as well rescue it.

There is no denying that this is a 'cheap and cheerful' typewriter built down to a price to make it widely available to the masses. It's light and tinny and the typeface isn't the best I've seen, however, it's very portable due to its small size and light weight, so if I want to just type a quick note, this is often my 'go to' choice.

There are some issues with the levers at the extreme right-hand side as they don't always strike cleanly and sometimes get caught in the guide and don't seat down correctly. However, it is a machine of it's time and therefore deserves a place in my collection.

I believe that the 'Silverette' was sold under a number of names and badges so it is very common.

198X Silver Reed Silverette #11768205

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-10-2018 at 07:03AM
Last Edit: 09-10-2018 at 07:18AM


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Another machine I initially dismissed. This was one of two in the antiques shop and when I went back a week later, the more expensive one had gone. This one was so cheap, I thought I might as well rescue it.

There is no denying that this is a 'cheap and cheerful' typewriter built down to a price to make it widely available to the masses. It's light and tinny and the typeface isn't the best I've seen, however, it's very portable due to its small size and light weight, so if I want to just type a quick note, this is often my 'go to' choice.

There are some issues with the levers at the extreme right-hand side as they don't always strike cleanly and sometimes get caught in the guide and don't seat down correctly. However, it is a machine of it's time and therefore deserves a place in my collection.

I believe that the 'Silverette' was sold under a number of names and badges so it is very common.

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