19 Sep 2016

A very green Torpedo

1959  |  Torpedo 18b  |  1095975






Araldite repairing a loose typeslug.












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I love green.

Sent from my Torpedo 18b

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Typer! Looking forward to more typewriter articles.

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  2. I'm less green with envy, since I have a green one myself. But not as pristine as yours (as usual). ;)

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    1. I was worrying this might turn some folks green with envy. :P Good to hear you're exempt.

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  3. Very beautiful typewriter! Great choice on the green ribbon too!

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  4. Breathtaking machine :) I cannot wait to see what you have coming up next! Kind regards,

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    1. ...I sometimes just want to lick it.

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  6. Coincidentally, a collector in France was in touch with me with news of a Blue Bird (Torpedo 15a) he'd just got. You'd wince at the awful paint job but it looks like these machines really get under people's skin. Heck, I still fetishise the Good Companion 5. Someone, somewhere, did something right on the drawing board. Adieu.

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    1. At the drawing board, and in the factory!

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  7. I remember those days well. It's a shame that Yahoo took the chat feature off, but I think we've all found other ways to communicate.

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  8. This is indeed a very beautiful machine.

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  9. Ohhhh that's a damn sexy example of a Torpedo. Not quite as nice as your white one though.

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  10. And I do also miss Yahoo's chat function.
    Collectors are a funny bunch. I've seen a few that get foul and angry and can get just right nasty to other collectors. And some of them are just that kind of person.

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