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Portable Typewriters » Royal Quiet Deluxe gold plate » Today 12:23:18

gnuyork
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Stratto wrote:

Will try to load pictures.

Yes, please!
 

Portable Typewriters » Need a recommendation for my first typewriter. » Today 12:21:34

gnuyork
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Also. I'd like to add, I'm brand new to this typewriter thing, but it seems if the SM3 is problem free, clean and in good shape, I don't think $125 is too high, according to what I have been seeing on Ebay anyway.

Others may have a different opinion... again, I'm a newb.

Portable Typewriters » Need a recommendation for my first typewriter. » Today 12:18:05

gnuyork
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I literally just got an SM3 deluxe two days ago (well technically last week, but just opened it) and I am impressed. I recently acquired 3 Olivettis a week or two before that. Hard to say which I prefer, but the Olympia is more solid and tank-like. I was quite impressed when I opened it. Looks nice too, with the dark green and chrome trim. It might be my go to typer. My only complaint is the carriage shift, but not that big of a deal, really.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » Today 12:13:26

gnuyork
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No. Mac. gnuyork is a play on where I am from - New York State.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » Today 12:05:49

DanS
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So gnuyork, are you running a Linux machine?  With 'gnu' in your name it's probably a given that you are.

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » Today 11:31:12

gnuyork
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OK. I used 1/4 inch flat washers... which was a recommendation from a blog link in one of these threads. At least it's easy and inexpensive to swapo...I found that I could barely get the screwdriver in the slot though..very thin slot.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » Today 11:28:51

gnuyork
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DanS wrote:

(I saw mention of a Polaroid camera.  I should have a pristine SX-70 in a couple of weeks.  They're making film for them again.  I like film cameras and just began using a Nikon N2020 (F-501).)

Dan

Good to know. I have an SX-70 collecting dust. My new jam is a 50's Rolleiflex. Such a joy looking through that.
 

Portable Typewriters » Need a recommendation for my first typewriter. » Today 11:09:55

DanS
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If this helps the one called Deluxe is from the 60's and has the case that is rounded and curved at the top and silver color.  I'm wondering if it has an SMx designation also.

The SM3 is from the 50's.  It also says Deluxe in the same location on the typewriter.

They both look to be in good condition from their pictures.

I like the right-rectangular case better than the rounded-curved case.  The SM3 looks to be a blue-gray in the photo with the Deluxe being a medium brown or beige.  I definitely like the Blue-gray one better.

The asking price for the SM3 is $125 and the Deluxe is $100.  The case for the SM3 has the key and the Operating Instructions are included.

Is that a reasonable price on each of them?

I prefer the looks of the one from the 50's if only for the color, case with key, and operating instructions.  And of course it has the highest asking price.
 

Portable Typewriters » Need a recommendation for my first typewriter. » Today 10:30:36

Uwe
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Fleetwing did a good job answering your question in the new member introduction thread (I can't move an individual post otherwise I'd move it here). Without knowing which model you're referring to when you mention "Deluxe" (there were many of them), and assuming all three are in equal working condition, I would go with the SM3. You can't go wrong with the Classic 12, it's a solid, well-performing machine, but the SM3 has the edge in terms of build quality and more subjectively, in terms of aesthetics (I prefer '50s styling over the '60s but the opposite might be true for you). 

​Which of the three do you like looking at the most, and would like to see as a fixture on your desk? The bottom line is simple: that's the typewriter that you should pick.

 

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