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Ohhhhhhhh.... That's a nice machine. And worth the effort!
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.
If you need help with carriage lock, then let me know. I got several Halda P's.
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.
Ooo! very nice. You get more exotic machines shopping your way. Does it feel more like a Torpedo then?
Haldas don't come up especially often on eBay and I'd say yes, a Torpedo's a good comparison.
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 (:
The Halda looks (to me) like a QDL's much nicer-looking Swedish cousin. Fantastic machine and it was a great price. Congrats.
Congratulations on the fine looking Halda.