This is the manual typewriter that recalls the thoughtful, well-written correspondence of yesteryear. Devoid of technological crutches such as spell-check and deletion, each of its 44 keys requires a firm, purposeful stroke for a steady click-clacking cadence that encourages the patient, considered sentiment of a wordsmith who thinks before writing. Using a 10-characters-per-inch Pica 87 font, it faithfully reproduces the eclectic printed impressions of its forebears—variable kerning, subtly ghosted letters, and nuanced baseline shifts—imparting unique, personal character to every letter, piece of prose, or verse of poetry. Updated with a lightweight yet durable ABS housing and carrying case for easy portability. Black/red/stencil spool ribbon. 4 1/2" H x 12 1/4" W x 14 1/4" D. (9 1/4 lbs.)
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By Dissatisfied Customer
Very poor quality...did not perform at all for what one would use the typewriter...would not align any sentence...not of use.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Manual, portable typewriter
from Great Plains
This typewriter, while not as solid as the one I grew up with, provides an excellent alternative when I'm headed somewhere with no electricity for my word processor (e.g., camping). It's a retro experience, recalling many days of earlier work, which makes it kind of fun. And, at the end of the trip, makes me thankful for my word processor all over again ;-)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I am very glad I bought this one.
By Fishing lady
from San Marcos, CA
This typewriter exceeded my expectations. I had used heavy duty typewriters as a secretary many years ago and then spent many years using computers before I retired. I really worried that this typewriter might prove to be too flimsy and might not work correctly. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and turned out to be just what I had been hoping for. I was assisting my son by filling out all the paperwork for a building proposal that required voluminous paperwork. Most of the forms could be filled out on the computer but many had to be filled out by hand. Because I knew how important presentation was for what was required, I did not want him to have to fill any forms out by hand. Even though he felt that it was an unnecessary expense to buy a manual, I bought it. The typewriter was in perfect condition upon arrival. I like the cover that will protect it when I put it aside. Every key worked. It took some practice for me to learn how to press down on a key again. As time went on, I got faster and faster at typing. Because there is a backup key, it was possible for me to rehit a key if it printed too light on the paper. I learned all over again how to realign a piece of paper so that I could print exactly in the space I was going to use. It brought back a lot of memories using this typewriter. The best payoff came the day my son turned over his entire proposal package to Zoning and Planning. He could not believe how much everyone there exclaimed on how neat and perfect his proposal package was; that they were used to getting messy packages. Thank you Hammacher. It made my day when he told me what happened there.
Old-fashioned reliable typing.
from Grand Rapids, Mchigan
Right choice for my mentally handicapped adult son. Can use computer, this is easier for just plain typing, and for single envelopes and sheets.
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