Hello there! I really like your blog and admire, how well cleaned and presented these writers are. Keep going. I have in my collection 35 typewriters now, but I am focused mainly on pre-war standard machines, I have lot of Continentals and only two Consuls. Both of them are model 232... Anyway. I am from Czech, so these Consuls are something very cheap and usual here. May I offer you spare parts for portable Consuls? Influenced by your post, I bought model 1532, but it was in such a bad shape with broken body panels, that it ended up as spare parts machine. So if is something that you're missing and I will be able to send it to you, I would be delighted. Best wishes to you and your collection!
Thanks for your kind words! I like to have all my typewriters looking fine, and it's only fair to photograph them well.And for the offer as well, although I wouldn't have a need for the parts machine as I will not be buying any more of the compact Consuls and all the ones I have are working fine. (plus I'm trying to keep any parts machines to a minimum to save space)
I did not mean to send you whole machine, just any part you might wanted, screw or something like that, I really hate feeling, when I have machine in perfect condition, but one original screw is missing!!! It is up to you.Thanks and have a nice day!
Nick, you really make this one shine. The gray does look wonderful. Elite typeface! That is one dream of mine to find in a '60s Consul. I'll have to bump up my search again. Take care.
They're out there in so many variations you're bound to come across something soon. :)
Good-looking psaci stroj! Sounds like you certainly demonstrated your repair skills on this one.
I was fortunate all the problems were small, simple issues instead of (what I worried) symptoms of some major unrepairable carriage damage.
Do you prefer Consuls over Princesses and Kolibris?
It's a hard choice to make, but yes I think I do. For an ultraportable, ruggedness and inexpensive cost are important to me. Kolibri and Princess are both too expensive, in my opinion, to use as a travel typewriter these days. (and not quite as easy to work on if something goes wrong)
Thanks for the tip!