The “c” “?” does not work. Having problems with the ribbon advance. The carriage came loose in shipment. But what a “looker”. Even in its current state it reminded me of a “mini royal flatbed” and the action for a 97 year old is neat.
Kentucky Typer had a new old stock (1984) FACIT 1740 for sale. I was looking for a typewriter to do the bulk of my letters to Congress on and the FACIT fit the bill. (The paperwork showed it was tested January 8, 1984 so I use that date).
There is nothing better than running into a old friend… good memories rush in and smiles slip in. Even a 43 years old typewriter…
After typing 50 letters using my typewriters… my fingers seek out the Underwood’s. Not that other machines don’t do a great job… the touch wants what the touch want!
After typing 5 letters in a row with my 1956 Remington Travel-Riter, the ribbon started to snag… I switched to my 1962 Royal Futura and it’s able to handle a dozen pages in a row without issue… keeps asking for more paper!
I saw this for $32.00… guess no one saw what I did. It’s a neat typewriter to own… even if its not the greatest of typewriters.
It’s been over 40 years when my job sat me behind a computer terminal… 30 years since I bought my first PC… I use a computer everyday… but for fun I use a typewriter!
The fingers want a Underwood… makes zero sense… but its all about the touch!
I liked the look of this number 6, the sides had not been enclosed…
With a serial number 9950063 it came at the end of the model year. In 1968 Laugh-In was on TV. 2001 a Space Odyssey was at the show. Apple records was started and Yale started to admit women.
PS: This is a 49 year old typewriter, not 39. I must not like thinking about the years adding up the way they do. I was 12 in 1968, adding 49 years… makes me 39…