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SORRY, SOLD! 1961 Torpedo Model 18-B Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1961 Torpedo Model 18-B Typewriter


    The famous "Model 18" from Torpedo is one of the most respected of typewriters. It is a handsome looking typewriter and a dream to type on. Here is an extraordinary example from 1961 in a fabulous, original two-tone colour combination. It is a solid work-horse and is in excellent condition cosmetically and in full, original working condition mechanically. The platen has been professionally renovated with new rubber and it has been outfitted with a new Acme Signature Blue ribbon.  The typing action is wonderfully fast and solid. With the new platen, it is a true pleasure to type with. 

    Like all of our typewriters this is a fully-working typewriter. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one year warranty. We guarantee safe delivery and provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    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. 

    The platen roller on this typewriter has been professionally renovated by one of the oldest rubber companies in Europe.  The feet are in fine condition and are soft and grip the desktop well. (If you know Model 18's, you know that this is a weak point of the design--but not on this typewriter!) 

    The typeface is a lovely Pica with 10 characters to the inch (see photo). The keyboard is QWERTY with characters for European languages. You can see in the photos an example of the crisp, clear and dark letters that this machine produces. 

    This Torpedo Model 18 comes with its original case which also is in extraordinarily fine condition. 

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

    Please read the Introduction on the opening page of our Etsy shop for helpful details about our shop, warranty, policies, etc.

    This Torpedo 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 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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