*my heart wept, i braved myself … a bit drama-mama here. lol. in short, very UPSET!
some major injuries –
- metal spool and ribbon out-of-place, not a good sign. it danced happily and scarred its body
- a very deep cut in on the right
- ribbon reverse button knocked into body
- key ‘6’ badly bent
- small scratches elsewhere, everywhere
her serial nos is P131243 which dates this machine to 1939-1940.
her key slugs are very sharp, cutting /punching the paper at times. why is that so? platen too hard? do you know?
this was how my obsession with typewriters begun, my first love, a red oliveti dora.
i met up a seller to buy an old red suitcase but ended up buying another suitcase and this tappy. i was attracted to her colour and deal was almost immediately sealed after i typed a few random words on it ( didnt know what ‘ a quick brown dog jumps over the lazy dog’ was all about at that time).
she was originally in drabby grey colour, seller repainted it to red.
after her, there will be another 20++ that found their way to my home, or shall i say – i saw, i liked, i cannot resist, i bought ! (and there are still just a couple more under my wish list). 😛
why i craze for manual typewriters? read more here.
my typewriter obsession stories to be continued …