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99p!!!??? You sicken me. I thought my GC5 was a steal at $32.oo. But 99p? And I bet the GC5 logo is intact too. Just to rub it in. Nice haul there, Rob. Well done! I particularly like the Underwood. These things are a bugger to store, though.
I look longingly at eBay UK typewriters regularly. If only, I told myself, there was a devoted typewriter enthusiast and bargain hunter to give all these unwanted treasures a good home. Well done, sir.
Wonderful haul of typers! and such friendly prices (:
I've never seen that Empire Corona - and I must say that I LOVE IT!! Congrats!
Bob, I'm pretty sure it based on the Empire Aristocrat which, in turn was a Hermes clone made in the UK. Hope it arrives in one piece - it looks virtually unused. I think a lightweight machine like should survive ParcelForce better than say, the Underwood. We'll see.
That Empire Corona is the Corona Zephyr/Skyriter/Corsair design. I have got to get myself a GC5 one day ...
I'm finding the Good Companion 5 a challenge to work on! Be sure to try before you buy and avoid soft cases. More later...
Awesome. I got my first typewriter from a local garage sale for $2, a PRISTINE 1971 Hermes Rocket. Even the ribbon was working, and to this day, a year later, it's going strong. My next two typewriters were a Smith Corona Classic 12 for $5 and a brother deluxe 220 for 7 Euro (about $10).