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31-10-2018 18:40:38  #1641


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

gnuyork wrote:

Incoming - two more Smith Coronas, a red Royal Quiet Deluxe from 1956 (Finally! been wanting one of these), and potentially an Olympia Sm4. My collection is growing 

Yep. Got the SM4 (for $20!). I have not seen it yet other than photos...

 

31-10-2018 20:21:52  #1642


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Great price for the SM4. 

 

15-12-2018 18:42:09  #1643


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Gosh, it's been almost a year since I've posted here. How time flies! Here are my 2018 acquisitions:

1930 Royal 10 (since sold)
1937 black Corona Sterling (giving away to my book editor)
1920 Oliver 9 in pieces: rebuilt, painted red and traded away
1923 Oliver 11 (black)
1905 Oliver 3 (in ROUGH shape)
1905 Oliver 5 (wide carriage) 
1939 Continental portable (since sold) 
1943 Continental Standard (since sold)
1941 Continental Standard (since sold) 
1928 Underwood Four-Bank (from a friend)
1905 Remington Standard 7 (since fully disassembled and rebuilt)
1912 Harris Visible #4
1917 Corona 3 folding portable (since sold) 
1922 Corona 3 folding portable (since sold)
1956 Halda Portable (since sold)
1905 Remington Standard 6 (bought in a nor'easter, refurbished)
1889 Remington 2
1923 Remington Portable 1 (since given away)
1922 Remington Portable 1 (also given away)
189x Caligraph
1916 Remington/Smith Premier 10A
1892 Jewett
1896 Jewett 5
1905 Densmore 5
1896 Blickensderfer 5
1928 Triumph 10
1929 Royal P (Orange duo-tone with vogue typeface)
1934 Remington 16 (a Martin Tytell custom job, Russian typeface)
193? Russian-language Underwood 4-bank (should be delivered this week)
1905 Remington Standard 6 (new project machine, should get it by February)
1930s Burroughs 
1906 Remington Standard 7
1956 Varityper... 

Hmmmm. Writing it all out like this makes me think that I MIGHT have a typewriter problem! 
 

 

28-12-2018 18:03:05  #1644


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Markmotown wrote:

Gosh, it's been almost a year since I've posted here. How time flies! Here are my 2018 acquisitions:
...
Hmmmm. Writing it all out like this makes me think that I MIGHT have a typewriter problem! 
 

I don't think you have a problem - many of them were sold before the end of the year and as long as inflow does not greatly exceed outflow, no problem. Not to mention the work you put into several which was the reason that you bought them.  If you kept piling them up meaning to work on them someday, but first, just a few more....!

 

28-12-2018 18:18:18  #1645


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Please excuse my enthusiasm in posting an ephemeral link rather than my own photos...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Olympia-Werke-AG-Manual-SG-3-Typewriter-Western-Germany-/113454762538

...but this SG-3 is one nice writing machine.  It gave me some bad moments when I unpacked it as it had taken a knock to the plate behind the carriage and had a bad rub even with the plate off, but - removable carriage to the rescue! - the carriage went back and forth smoothly off the typewriter so it could only be a minor issue, traced to the feed rollers rubbing a shield with enough adjustment in it to move out of the way.

Still made in Western Germany, good rubber, quiet, fine imprint, built like a Panzer, yadda, yadda.. The funny Spanish diacritical and punctuation keys are icing.

Only significant problem is that near perfection makes it hard to justify buying even one more typewriter. Fortunately, addiction knows no logic.

 

Yesterday 20:17:04  #1646


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Bought a 1911 Royal No 1 today for $70. Needs quite a bit of elbow grease to get it clean but seems in working order except for broken draw band. This project will definitely test my limits and abilities but should be fun. This is my 3rd post so hopefully I can post a follow up with a photo

 

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