|Later style (late 30s to early 40s) LC Smith Super Speed missing the top cover for either $45 or $545, either way not a great deal. I love these machines but already have one and wouldn't pay much for one with no top.|
|Royal KMG, early 50s for $95 with the stand. I do not know what stands are worth but this was too much for me even though I love these machines. Besides, I have two in my home already.|
|Marked down to $20 from $35. I am not interested in toy typewriters but I figured I'd get a picture.|
|Olympia SM3 for $125. This was the only machine behind glass and it did look perfect, even had a manual. For the right person this is a good price but I am not he and I already have one I bought for WAY way less.|
|Marked down to $45 from $90 this wide carriage Underwood has been at this consignment shop for over a year and needs a lot of TLC. I don't really like wide carriage machines anyway.|
|Only store that seemed sketch enough to leave my camera in the car; this is a cell phone photo. Even though this shop was in a slightly sketch part of town they were asking $500 for this broken LC Smith!|
|Earlier Smith Corona 6 series electric for $50 which is pretty ridiculous in my mind. This machine has been at this store several months.|
|Corona 4 in Duco Channel Blue for $125 with no case. No thanks. It does have both spool covers though...|
|Remington All-New or early Quiet Riter for only $45 in very good shape. This is a good deal, but not a good enough deal. If it's still there after being marked down someday... we'll see.|
|Really nice Remington Quiet Riter for $38. I almost got this but it was right on the threshold and I walked away. Definitely gets my endorsement for someone looking for that one rugged typewriter to do some writing with.|
|Very sad Royal HH which has been in this store forever and is in terrible shape. At $40 it will probably remain there for a long time into the future.|
Good typewriter hunting, but the prices, except for the Tower, are way too high. I got my SM3 for about a tenth of that price. Around here all I see is an electric every few months or a few wedges.ReplyDelete
Good selection, ridiculous pricing. I've seen antique stores ask just as much for broken machines. There's a local place with a Royal KHM, 24" carriage, asking $150. It's been there for well over two years now. Still, the HH doesn't look TOO bad. Am I missing something?ReplyDelete
Everything on it is either stuck or loose, it just feels so worn, and the rubber is bad. It would be a good buy at $10.Delete
Great excursion. You live in a rich land. Love your notes on the prices and how the Olympia is the only one that might be worth its high ask.ReplyDelete
See the entry and comments in the Typewriter Database at - http://typewriterdatabase.com/1956-tower-tabulator.5216.typewriter - for observations on that Tower "Atomic" logo.
I don't share your opinion of the Electra XT; based on experience with several examples, they are quite flimsy and touchy. But do you know they have a single, not-obvious Change-A-Type key? It's on the 1/4 / 1/2 key but I have never seen a Change-A-Type kit with the proper keycap for this design. The slugs work, though.
And what does "sketch" mean?
Sketch is short of sketchy.Delete
And I might just love my XT because it really is in perfect shape. Could be they don't stand up to use.Delete
Fun! My judgments on these typewriters would be very similar to yours.ReplyDelete
I am guessing you also would have snagged the Tower? It's a surprisingly nice machine. I love the tabs behind the flip down piece on the back of the carriage. I have had a few Smith 5s like that but the one I have retained in the collection is a Silent Super with the fancier tabs.Delete