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31-10-2018 20:21:52  #1641


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Great price for the SM4. 

 

15-12-2018 18:42:09  #1642


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  #1643


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  #1644


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.

 

16-1-2019 20:17:04  #1645


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

 

15-2-2019 19:22:27  #1646


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

I'm very excited to have found a 1951 Smith Corona Sterling "granny typewriter" (someone here called it that!), which is to say a typewriter that appears to have been used once, then stored well on a dry shelf until now.  ... I've previously acquired four of these on my quest for a good one; this one has perfectly aligned type, and it's so clean I think I am seeing what the paint looked like originally (a pretty green-grey, much less yellowed than the others I've seen).  Such a treat!

 

15-2-2019 23:06:33  #1647


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Fragpie wrote:

I'm very excited to have found a 1951 Smith Corona Sterling "granny typewriter" (someone here called it that!), which is to say a typewriter that appears to have been used once, then stored well on a dry shelf until now.  ... I've previously acquired four of these on my quest for a good one; this one has perfectly aligned type, and it's so clean I think I am seeing what the paint looked like originally (a pretty green-grey, much less yellowed than the others I've seen).  Such a treat!

 
I’d love to see some photos. I’m Currently working on a 1952 of the same model, in far from “granny typewriter”condition. After some cleaning, it’s starting to loosen up, which is encouraging. Encouraging enough to continue.

 

15-2-2019 23:15:27  #1648


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Side note / Possible Unknown Aquisitions

I talked to a lady I know at my local charity/thrift store. I mentioned my new interest in typewriters, and asked if they ever had any. She said they did get them in, but generally tossed them away immediately, because no one wanted to buy them, and they took up too much space. She took my number, and said she would send me pictures of anything that came in, and keep them for me if I wanted them.

The mind boggles at what they might have previously assigned to landfill.

My mind boggles at what could randomly be coming my way, if she follows through on her promise!

 

15-2-2019 23:34:21  #1649


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Oh, that made me wince! Maybe they're the electronic "wedge" machines, which don't get a lot of love here (and which really aren't repairable if the electronics go). In that case, I'm not as queasy. But even so, I don't like the idea of any typewriter just getting binned. Keep us posted on what comes your way!

 

02-3-2019 02:28:00  #1650


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Here are my two most recent finds. I spent today working on them.
- The first is a 1962 Olympia SF in a lovely aqua blue/green that my daughter has claimed. It has a Pica typeface.
- The second is another SF from 1967 with the italic elite typeface

https://i.postimg.cc/Q9HPc5Qn/0-A956880-80-C0-4942-8703-99-F2-F02-BDEDB.jpg


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