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SORRY, SOLD! 1956 Torpedo Model 18B Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1956 Torpedo Model 18B Typewriter


    There are reasons why the "Model 18" is one of the most respected of typewriters. It is a handsome looking typewriter and a dream to type on. This is a fine example of a mid-century Model 18, from 1956. It comes with a hard metal case--the strongest, most solid original case that I know of for typewriters. If you are thinking of travelling with a typewriter, or bringing it to situations of severe conditions, this is the one for you. It is a solid work-horse and is in excellent condition cosmetically and in full, original working condition mechanically. The typing action is wonderfully fast, solid and yet soft. It is a true pleasure to type with. It has Spanish language keys with the QWERTY keyboard.

    The Model 18B proved to be such a popular model typewriter, in so many ways, that it was produced under various brands (incl. Torpedo and Remington) and sold throughout the world. 

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling internationally in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.

    The cosmetic condition of this typewriter is excellent with only a few points of wear and use. The platen roller is clean, smooth and appropriately soft, measuring ~92 on the durometer (Ideal: 85 to 95), The feet are in good condition and are soft and grip the desktop well. The chrome is all shiny and generally unblemished.

    As for the mechanical condition: It types like new! This machine was never overused and received regular maintenance during its working life.

    The typeface is a beautiful Elite with 12 characters to the inch (see photo). The keyboard is standard QWERTY with Spanish keys. You can see in the photos an example of the crisp, clear and dark letters that this machine produces. It comes with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately.

    This Torpedo Model 18 comes with its original, hard metal case which has a few signs of use but is strong and solid. It will protect the typewriter well and will allow it to be transported easily and in full safety.

    For some interesting perspectives on the Model 18 typewriter, please see:

    This Model 18 typewriter will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase. And don't hesitate to ask for more photos or message me with any questions.

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