Friday, 5 April 2013

Halda Portable


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  1. Ohhhhhhhh.... That's a nice machine. And worth the effort!

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  2. Beautiful machine! Reminds me of a QDL. Nice when you find a typewriter that's fifty years old, but still has a spring in its step. Looks pretty clean too. Congrats, Rob.

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  3. If you need help with carriage lock, then let me know. I got several Halda P's.

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    1. Raivo, thank you. I'd assumed that it was a single pivoted lever but it is much cleverer than that. The lightweight spring that pushes the carriage lock into place was a little stiff. One drop of penetrating lubricant was all it needed to begin working again.

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  4. Ooo! very nice. You get more exotic machines shopping your way. Does it feel more like a Torpedo then?

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    1. Haldas don't come up especially often on eBay and I'd say yes, a Torpedo's a good comparison.

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  5. Very nice Halda! I've always been curious about them, but there's not really much of a chance one will show up in the thrifts here. I'm glad it arrived in such good shape (:

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  6. The Halda looks (to me) like a QDL's much nicer-looking Swedish cousin. Fantastic machine and it was a great price. Congrats.

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  7. Congratulations on the fine looking Halda.

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