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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

back in harness with new Tower Attaché

The National Bike Challenge is over (I did 1000 miles from April through September).  Getting out for a ride nearly every day meant that while I produced a few typecasts (still rolled in platens), I didn't make time for posting them often.  But today I have news to get me back into the habit.


Here's Rev. Munk's post, mentioned above. http://munk.org/typecast/2012/12/17/the-tower-saga-continues-typewriters-in-sears-catalogs-1947-to-1966/


heck of a deal!

From the listing:  "Typewriter has wear, dirt, scuffs, rust and scratches. Several of the keys are stuck and don't press down. May need cleaning, repairs and adjustments."




In this photo you can see I've flipped the typing/writing desk the correct way.

5 comments:

  1. Very cool! And uncommon, to be sure.

    Congratulations on 1000 miles!

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  2. I almost bid on that machine! Haven't purchased any new ones in awhile. Thinning out the ones I don't want. Very neat. That case looks much sturdier than the Olivetti ones.

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    1. I'm glad you didn't! I'm doing the same, thinning the collection, but I've been looking for one of these.

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  3. Just picked one up from Craigslist. It's in good condition, with the edges of the case with they the vinyl and one small tear on the front. The typewriter needs a good cleaning and the decals faded, but it types beautifully. I have it at a luggage repair shop right now to get an estimate for the tear and edges getting fixed.

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the typing action. Far better than I expected by an ultra portable(never used a skywriter before).

    There's a lever in the back on the left side of the carriage. Any idea what it's for?

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  4. Just picked one up from Craigslist. It's in good condition, with the edges of the case with they the vinyl and one small tear on the front. The typewriter needs a good cleaning and the decals faded, but it types beautifully. I have it at a luggage repair shop right now to get an estimate for the tear and edges getting fixed.

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the typing action. Far better than I expected by an ultra portable(never used a skywriter before).

    There's a lever in the back on the left side of the carriage. Any idea what it's for?

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