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Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 17-2-2020 18:39:49

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I'll bet all of those who couldn't find a number weren't as persistent as you. Good information, and it makes far more sense than my sticker theory... https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/ermm.png

Portable Typewriters » CCR Prefix on Remington Remette » 13-2-2020 16:13:02

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I checked all of my Canadian Remingtons and none use that prefix. There are CXs, CJs, and CMs in there but none, including all of those manufactured elsewhere, use a three letter prefix. Did you see a photo of the serial number? It's very possible the seller misread the third digit; maybe it should be an 8 instead or the reported R? 

Portable Typewriters » Hermes 3000 or Olympia SM3? » 10-2-2020 17:38:46

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If I could only own one it would be either the SM3 or SM4. Hermes made very nice typewriters but models like the first generation 3000 are overengineered and are now overpriced. Some of this was discussed in this thread as was the ribbon used for indicating the margin positions. I also really like the look of the SM models, and if you wanted them to be more flashy a change of paint gives them a more dramatic appearance.

Standard Typewriters » SG Owners Club » 09-2-2020 16:30:49

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Hwaet wrote:

Not sure how to get my photos on here.

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Type Talk » Oliver #9 worth it? » 05-2-2020 17:32:17

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There's no correct answer to your question as some might feel it's a great price. I'm of the opposite opinion. Not knowing if it's complete or in working condition, I would take the $150 and invest it in three to five typewriters that are more practical to use (I rarely spend more than $50 for a machine). 

All I can really tell from the photos is that there's rust to deal with and some paint loss. Not a deal breaker when talking about a $50 machine, but at three times that price I'd expect a more pristine example - in good working order.

typewriterman in this forum sells parts for the Oliver and no doubt will want to weigh in on this machine.

Type Talk » New Member Thread » 05-2-2020 12:50:29

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Welcome to the forum! Nice start to your collection. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 05-2-2020 12:48:54

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rdnzl wrote:

I found this a couple days ago. After installing a new ribbon, it works great!

Very clean! Or was that your sweat equity?

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 05-2-2020 12:48:04

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Fleetwing wrote:

Nope, no serial number that I can see. Maybe it's blocked behind the shell, but as noted above, that wouldn't make sense.

Given your experience, if you can't find one it's possible that there isn't one. I've read reports from a number of collectors who couldn't find a serial number on their Studio 46 either. I'm sure there's an explanation for this. Could it be that Olivetti used serial number stickers like can be found on some Japanese machines for some of the Studio 46 production run? Could those stickers - if that was the case - have been removed or fallen off over the years? Could the fact it was made in Spain have any bearing on all of this?

Portable Typewriters » Everest Mod 90 » 23-1-2020 15:09:12

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Hi Stan.
Yes, it would be preferred if repair/adjustment questions be posted in the Maintenance sub-forum. Unfortunately this hosting service doesn't allow me to move individual posts, just entire threads, so you can either continue here or start a new thread in the other sub-forum.

Electric Typewriters » Brother 3010 Correction Tape » 20-1-2020 11:43:40

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When I think about the inevitable choices I'll have to make one day in order to cull my collection to around ten machines, I know that I won't be keeping the most desirable, expensive, or uncommon models. What I treasure above that are the ones that have the best stories (or provenance).

The Brother you described would fall into that category. On its own I wouldn't cough up ten bucks for one in a thrift shop, but with the history you described it would be a keeper.

Were it me, I'd keep all the ribbons and tapes. You might not use them all, but the next owner, someone who will undoubtedly inherit its story as well, should also be equipped with as much ammunition as possible to keep that Brother in business.  

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