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…
I look at my Remington Smith Premier 10-A everyday, I just don’t use it. I’ve had it for 4 years now, and I dusted it off to have some fun!!
When a typewriter reaches 100 plus years… the fact that it was a barebones (cheap) typewriter from day one. You must give it credit for a job well done. Types well… even if the feel is low end.
The seller knew the carriage might just be locked… and no repair needed. They were right!
I was impressed that the plastic on this Seville, no cracks and not brittle. Then I put the outer lid back on (it cracked and a chip broke off). But then the outer case lid the most exposed part of the typewriter. The typewriter itself for over 40 looks & feels great and it’s orange color looks like it would glow at night. (It looks like a Citizen XL (Columbia) and was made by same manufacturer.
Looking back, I saw the Everest K2. I bought the Everest. Enough said.