20 Dec 2013

12 typewriters for sale or trade

Adler J5 / elite / $40 / I removed the body and cleaned it inside and out.

AMC (Japy) / pica / $40 / Only one clasp on the case works. It's quite a clean machine.

Wizard Automatic (Brother) / piclite / $15 / Basically unused, but the type is slightly out of alignment. / sold

Corona Comet De Luxe / elite / $60 / This has seen very little use and was kept very carefully.I bought it to see if I could dethrone my Corona Sterling (flattop) but it didn't quite do it. / pending

Erika Modell 9 / pica / $20 / This looks spectacular, essentially a perfect display piece. The case is in similar condition and it comes with the manual. Its carriage was damaged in shipping from Germany, and though I got it to work, it doesn't type as good as it ought to and the D key is messed up. / sold

The Baby Empire #2574 / pica / $40 / The only Baby Empire known to have this decal. I thoroughly cleaned and oiled it, but the mainspring is broken and some of the less-used keys still need some more degunking. Comes with the original spools but no ribbon.

Olympia SM8 / continental elite / $60 / Both typewriter and case are in mint condition. The platen is like new, and it comes with the original sales slip. / sold

Remington Deluxe Noiseless / pica / $60 / The typewriter and its case are in very good condition. Comes with a good ribbon. / sold

Royal Fleetwood / pica / $20 / I added red felt for sound insulation, you can see it under the keys. (No radio) / sold

Smith-Corona 4AR / elite / $25 / Transition model from 1949. This was my only Speedline, but I've found another older one that now has replaced this in my collection. (to be featured soon!) / sold

Smith-Corona Electric 5TE / pica / $30 / There are a few blemishes to the paint but it works great. I gave the paint a scrubbing.

Underwood Universal Quiet-Tab / pica / $5 / Another basically mint typewriter in appearance that has carriage problems. I replaced a missing ball bearing in the shift mechanism, but the carriage advances very erratically. / sold

If you want any additional photos of these, type samples, or have questions, email me! I am, of course, open to considering reasonable offers. I will add "pending" when I get an interested party, and "sold" when the deal is closed.

The title courtesy of a new set of stamps I bought. Basically the same typeface as my other stamp kit, but half the size and a little more condensed. They're a bit newer than the other set, maybe from the 1920s.

Sent from my Montgomery-Ward Escort 66


  1. Hello Nick, I'd love the Erika. I've been looking for one for vanity reasons. Bill Wahl at M.T.C. might be able to sort out the carriage issues and D key. Let me know if I'm in time - eggy68 at google. Thanks!

  2. Sorry you have to lessen the horde Nick, it's always hard! Good luck ;)
    (I'm highly tempted by the Noiseless, but I've got some on it's way!)

  3. I bought the Wizard and it is an amazing machine! Is there any way that you could hold onto the Royal Fleetwood until January 4 (two weeks)? I am definitely interested in buying it, too.

  4. I'm curious - Is that Wizard the same one as I saw on shopgoodwill Tacoma recently?

  5. Well this is going fast! I hope you will find good trusting homes for all of them. It might lighten the burden of letting them go.

  6. Are you selling your K-Mart typer on eBay?

    1. Definitely not. I looked over eBay and saw that person with 0 feedback using my picture. I'm going to be sending them a message. Thanks!

    2. I didn't think so. The TypewriterDatabase.com watermark gave it away.