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29-10-2017 13:14:10  #11


Re: If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection....

Hermes 3000 cursive
Super Ghia cursive
Royal P Woodgrain with mathematical keys
Folding Corona 3
Underwood Woodgrain-green

 

17-9-2018 00:49:12  #12


Re: If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection....

In my collection, I find I reach for the following four portables the most. All of them are excellent typers and in beautiful condition.

1940 Royal Quiet De Luxe. Mocha Brown. Royal Standard Elite 12 cpi. Mfg. Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1956 Halda Portable. Spruce Green. Congess Pica 10 cpi. Mfg. Svängsta, Sweden
1965 Olivetti Lettera 32. Seafoam Blue. Standard Elite 11 cpi. Mfg. Ivrea, Italy
1972 Olympia SM 9 De Luxe. Saturn White/Slate Gray. Modern Standard Elite 11 cpi. Mfg. Wilhelmshaven, West Germany

...and still making up my mind on the last one!

 

19-9-2018 07:30:10  #13


Re: If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection....

Olivetti Lettera 32
Olivetti Lettera 22
Olympia SM3
Royal Quiet Deluxe (early 40s)
Royal Model P

So far. This could change.

 

19-9-2018 16:26:37  #14


Re: If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection....

gnuyork wrote:

So far. This could change.

Agreed. My list would change once I restore a couple typewriters in my collection to working order. One is a standard/desktop, the other is an electric. That would leave me with the hard choice of parting with one of the above portables. But only in a mad world where people were only allowed to own a maximum of five typewriters!

 

27-9-2018 12:53:49  #15


Re: If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection....

This is hard!  But I think my top 5 would be:

Olympia SM4 (1958)
Hermes 2000 (1939)
Royal 10 (1919)
Optima Elite 3 (1958)
Olympia SG3 (1968)

There are so many that could be close runners-up, I hope I would never have to actually make this choice!

 

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