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Type Talk » What's your favorite Typewriter to type on? » 29-4-2020 20:52:37

My Cursive Typewriter Collection

1) Triumph Perfect, 1961-62, s/n 3044313 (VGC)
2) Everest K2, 1959, s/n 584088 (Missing Parts)(Needs work)
3) Everest K2, 1962, s/n 1597990 (Near Mint)
4) Smith Corona Silent Super, 1954, s/n 5T207593 (VGC)
5) Olympia SM7, 1961, s/n 1865342 (VGC)(For Sale on Etsy)
6) Olympia SM7, 1961, s/n 1874513 (Near Mint) (Wide Carriage)
7) Alder Tippa, 1967, s/n 4615377 (For sell)


Type Talk » What's your favorite Typewriter to type on? » 28-4-2020 19:43:13

What's your favorite typewriter to type on.

I have several favorites,
1) My Everest K2 cursive is elegant beautiful and a pleasure to type, very visually pleasing. stays parked in our kitchen.  It gets used often to type love letters to my wife, grocery lists, memo's and such.  Also my grand children like to use it. we keep what's typed in a basket next to the typewriter, kind of like a diary or journal.

2) My SC Silents, I have (2), and my recently acquired SC Silent Super (Cursive) are clearly the best engineered typing machines I have ever used. No other typewriter I have used comes close to their clean snappy ease to use and raw speed.

3) But my all time favorite is my Triumph Perfect (Cursive) Typewriter.  I love the font, and CPI, it's a very elegant and beautiful machine.  It types very crisp and clean, the key stroke is slightly longer than my other typewriters, but the balance between the stroke, key board rise & run, key pressure, and momentum of the type bars is phenomenal, whoever designed this machine got it right.  The rise of the keys it higher than any of my other typewriters, which would seam like it would be harder to use, but it works well with the stroke of the keys, like walking up a set of stairs where the rise and run is perfect for your stride.  The only draw back to the machine is it's a carriage shift, which results in a heaver shift key.  But aside from that.  It is clearly my favorite.  I tell people, it's like typing on butter, extremely smooth.


Portable Typewriters » the beauty of the Everest K2 typewriter. » 27-4-2020 13:09:15

Not sure where I saw the reference to a bad reputation, but I did see it just recently.  I think the criticism was on it's typing action.  I'm like you, I have no problem with typing on my Everest K2, it's a nice machine, yes the action is a little heavier than some of my other typewriters, but not any more than most of my other typewriters of the same era.

Portable Typewriters » the beauty of the Everest K2 typewriter. » 26-4-2020 19:30:58

Amidst a bad reputation, which I was totally unaware of when I acquired my first Everest K2 typewriter.  A beautiful sea-foam green cursive model in near mint condition.  I soon found out why the good price, problems with the ribbon vibrator had me confused for a while but I soon got it figured out.  Now it's one of my best loved machines.  It stays in the kitchen, a beauty to look at, both me and my wife type love letters to each other, and shopping lists, ect... Whatever excuse we can make an excuse to type on it.  True it's not as snappy as one of my SC silents, but the feel is solid and robust.  Also, the Everest is one of the best designed typewriters for ease of maintenance I have ever worked on.  I can remove the carriage with two small clips, and the covers pulls off in similar fashion.  Whoever designed the K2 did so with typewriter maintenance in mind.  I have collected two more K2's, one posted for sale on Etsy, the other still desperately seeking a few key parts.

Portable Typewriters » how rare is a 1955 Silent Super Cursive. » 26-4-2020 17:45:08

I just recently acquired a 1955 Smith Corona Silent Super Cursive Typewriter.  It's in excellent mechanical condition, but has some paint blemishes on some of the covers.  I also just picked up a 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super Pica, in near mint condition.  Plan to swap out parts to make a near mint cursive model.  Was wondering exactly how rare these typewriters are? and their value?

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » WTB: Cursive typewriters » 22-4-2020 20:37:07

I'm always on the look out for a good cursive typewriter.  Please contact me if you have one for sale.

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » FS: 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super - cursive » 22-4-2020 20:15:14

I have a rare 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super, Cursive font, in VGC looking to sell.  If interested please contact.

Parts » WTB: Type Slug for Everest K2 » 22-4-2020 20:06:17

Looking for an Everest K2, type bar, type slug, cursive font #75, Letter "E".
Also looking for the back tab rack cover
Or a parts machine with cursive font #75.

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » FS: Empire No 3 (circa 1922) » 22-4-2020 20:00:43

Looking for new home. contact if interested.

This particular typewriter No 3, was made in Canada in 1922 S/N123166. Overall condition is excellent for it's age, with light patina, & low surface rust. The nickle plating, enamel, pen striping, and logo's, are in excellent condition. 100% intact except missing one key, needs to be serviced to get in working condition, all parts move correctly, but oil has caramelized and everything is very sticky. The platen surface is hardened, but smooth, indicated low usage.

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