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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Anybody collect typewriters?
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2012, 11:30:50 AM »
I have seen BM Selectric's for a few dollars at Thrift Stores etc.

I had one for years but it was starting to act up a bit and figured I could use the space for other things so I dropped it into our scrap metal bin at work a year or two ago.

Terry

Yeah, I saw a few yesterday when I was out thrift-crawling, but they were big, hunkin' electric industrial business machines, not very appealing.  I'm wanting a manual one more on the antique side.  I'm leaning towards the third link.  I was going to splurge and go for the last one, the fully restored Royal, but the seller is an hour drive away.
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Re: Anybody collect typewriters?
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2012, 04:17:39 PM »
I think around $40 is the going rate for an antique steeln typewriter in working condition.
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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2012, 05:08:13 PM »
Got this from ebay, plus I arranged for local pickup.  The seller happens to pass by my place on his way to work and just dropped it off.  Haven't taken a good look yet because I have to leave, so I'll post more pics later, but it appears to be in near-mint condition.

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »
I just picked up this 1961 Smith Corona Galaxie at a yard sale four weeks ago for $10. Aside from a small chip in one of the carriage release levers and the usual scratching around the case tab slot, it's perfect! It even has a new black and red ribbon installed!

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2013, 11:06:33 AM »
I have a couple Royals. Though they are too big and expensive. Phone collecting (to me) is more fun!
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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2013, 02:03:06 PM »
 I don t think that this typewriter is as vintage as others but here it is anyway.this was given to me by my grandmother when I graduated from 8th grade in 1978 and was still in use up until last year when a computer first entered my household. I am by no means a collector,just a phone collector, but I felt like posting it anyway.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2013, 02:10:59 PM »
My neighbor's son has a Burroughs (c. 1930s) that he got from a friend who didn't want it, and he wants me to sell it for him.

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »
My neighbor's son has a Burroughs (c. 1930s) that he got from a friend who didn't want it, and he wants me to sell it for him.

Larry

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2013, 02:21:39 PM »
I just picked up this 1961 Smith Corona Galaxie at a yard sale four weeks ago for $10. Aside from a small chip in one of the carriage release levers and the usual scratching around the case tab slot, it's perfect! It even has a new black and red ribbon installed!
your typewriter looks very similar to mine (posted below). I like the color of yours.

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2017, 04:01:52 PM »
Here is my Smith Corona Eighty Eight it works also.

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2017, 02:33:51 PM »
Can you still get ribbons and other supplies for them?
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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2017, 10:20:46 PM »
Can you still get ribbons and other supplies for them?




Yes you can a lot on eBay

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Re: Do Any Of You Collect Typewriters?
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2017, 10:45:49 PM »
Though I don't have a collection (yet) I did pick up a nice Galaxie a while ago. I replaced the drawstring and fed it some new ribbon and it works great! It even came with what I believe is the original manual, which was extremely helpful since I'd never touched a typewriter before then.