Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's TIME for a new Torpedo











10 comments:

  1. Very nice Torpedo. I love the watch mount. It looks like a sneaky way for the secretary to watch the clock. Just teasing. I bet it is handy. I have never seen a typewriter with a clock or watch before.

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  2. That is an AMAZING machine! The watch is quite swanky as well - together, an unbeatable combination :D

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  3. Ooooh, sweet! If you ever want to convert the keyboard to Anglo, well, just let me know!

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  4. I think that's the coolest thing I have seen so far this year!

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  5. I saw this thing in HBw-aktuell - great to see that it's now with you!

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  6. Hah! That's cool! And methinks that you could slot a number of different watches into that recess. And I like the space-age, Atomic Era number font on the dial. By the way, gorgeous looking typewriter. That colour combo makes it look edible.

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  7. That Torpedo is really something. You find the most interesting machines, Ken.

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  8. That watch matches the typer's paint job - don't get rid of it! Hand-wound is much better than quartz, especially for a manual typewriter. If it were a Selectric, okay, maybe stick in a battery-powered, but not in a manual!

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  9. I am so glad you're the one who got this very unusual machine.

    I've e-mailed you a photo of another Torpedo (different model) with a built-in watch. These are the only two I've ever seen.

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  10. @Bill- It definitely could be handy for 'watching the clock', as you put it. Definitely a neat alternative to having a desktop clock.

    @Ted- You think it looks nice? You should try typing with it! A great little machine.

    @Marty- Thanks for the offer, but I might just have to pass on that. Not that you didn't do a fantastic job with the Kolibri, of course.

    @Scott- Well, considering it isn't even a full month into the year...oh, nevermind... Ha! It is definitely neat and I jumped at the auction like a wild hound. A wild...drunk hound...

    @Florian- Unfortunately, the issue that the guy included with this typewriter didn't have that article in it. I would love to read up on anything that may have been written about it.

    @Teeritz- The watch is definitely interesting looking. Nothing I would choose for myself, but it does go well with the typewriter.

    @Ton- That's pretty much what my collecting has boiled down to: Olympias, and interesting machines. Also, interesting Olympias!

    @Brian- I don't like a quartz watch, trust me. I don't really plan on changing it. However, if this (somehow) became my everyday machine, I would have to put a quartz watch in there. Not only is the ribbon cover a pain to get out, but it is quite an ordeal to get that watch out of that slot. Quite snug, you know.

    @Richard- Thanks for the picture! It's neat to know there are other Torpedo models that got this 'treatment'. I wonder how many there are out there...

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