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11-4-2019 11:24:33  #1691


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Ah. I would have said that the Royal Vogue "W" has six points, i.e., sharp ends. And most other "W"s have five. As to "four points", I thought first of serifs on both sides of the tops of the outermost strokes. Life is hard.

 

13-4-2019 15:33:02  #1692


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

A powder blue case with a zipper placement that screamed "TYPEWRITER!" caught my eye at an antique mall today... It happened to be a Lettera 32, in immaculate condition.  It sat on top of the original shipping box, complete with an Eaton's price tag:  $69.50!

Now, after the Studio 44, I had no real interest in anything Olimushy, however the price of $25 was hard to pass up.  I can say that the action is significantly better than the Studio 44... I might even say it's nice.  However, I don't know how they made the spacebar any thinner than the 44, but somehow they have, and it's like a carnival game rigged to make it impossible to win-- seriously, it's almost tucked under the bottom row of keys!  Crazy.

P.S.-- Did anyone nab that AMC portable on Kijij today?

 

14-4-2019 13:21:38  #1693


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

M. Höhne wrote:

I would have said that the Royal Vogue "W" has six points, i.e., sharp ends. And most other "W"s have five.

Agree. The uppercase 'W' in Vogue is two superimposed 'V's that create a W very similar to the Volkswagen logo. I'd describe it as having six points too. I've never heard of Vogue being identified as a typeface with a four point W. To my eye the most distinctive element when looking at Vogue is the lowercase 'e' because the crossbar in the letter, which normally is horizontal, is at a 45° angle.
 


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15-4-2019 09:37:55  #1694


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Apologies-- a bit of shorthand in my post.  I explained more fully to the seller what to look for!

 

26-4-2019 16:39:07  #1695


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Today I picked up a '47 Remington Noiseless 7.  Great condition-- super clean, and with a decent platen.  The case had a picture of Rheims cathedral taped into the lid, and included was a bag of unopened old cotton ribbons, and a plastic box of type-cleaning putty.  Neat!

It has a french keyboard, which is okay, but the space for the extra keys was made by pushing the backspace, and margin release keys farther up the machine... kinda out of reach.

I'd been looking for a noiseless to try it out, and so far can"t say that it's wonderful to type on.  Weird, even.  It feels like a machine ten years older.  And really not much quieter than any other typewriter I own.  The skewed slug design is interesting.

A question:  Most of the typebars/slugs return precisely to their home position after a strike, but a few bounce on the typebar rest-- I think it's generally the outer letters.  Is this normal?  Doesn't seem to affect the type.  
 

 

16-6-2019 04:02:58  #1696


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Great week!
I stumbled on 3 lovely and very different machines on 3 seperate occasions.
A 1957 gorgeous Groma Kolibri in mint condition!
A 1946 Smith-Corona Sterling also mint!!
And finally the work horse that is my first SM9!!!
Pictures coming..........
Sum total was under 80$, so I'm ecstatic.

 

16-6-2019 04:30:17  #1697


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157249186654144&set=pcb.1329646867201254&type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

16-6-2019 04:30:51  #1698


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

That went well...
 

 

16-6-2019 07:23:02  #1699


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Parum wrote:

Great week!
I stumbled on 3 lovely and very different machines on 3 seperate occasions.
A 1957 gorgeous Groma Kolibri in mint condition!
A 1946 Smith-Corona Sterling also mint!!
And finally the work horse that is my first SM9!!!
Pictures coming..........
Sum total was under 80$, so I'm ecstatic.

That's so neat! Yesterday I too got a 1946 S-C Sterling and an Olympia SM9, both in excellent condition. Now I wonder what I did wrong to miss a Kolibri. Based on my numbers, you paid about $55 for the Kolibri, eh?

 

14-7-2019 19:49:55  #1700


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Greetings, Fellow Typethusiasts!  Picked up this little beauty a couple of weeks ago.  At some point in its history, the carrying case was whitewashed, but the machine is in very nice shape.  Serial number dates it to around 1926. 

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