This creamy yellow Torpedo portable typewriter from the year 1960 came to me a bit broken. Dropped of course, and now complete with multiple bent levers and the paper bail.
So sad as I see this with Voss typewriters as well. After getting a few of these models in the shop for dropsy repair I’ve developed the opinion that the carrying case is to blame. Yes! I blame an inanimate object and its deceased designers. The way both the Torpedo and Voss brand typewriter cases are designed it is difficult to see if the rear of the case is secure. When picked up, the machine is immediately attracted to the floor. This machine came with some really sticky ribbon typical of those being re-inked. Just a bit too saturated. My disposable gloves were a deep purplish black by the time I’d stripped the spools of that gunk.
Aaanny waaayy, this specimen has a lovely cursive typeface and has beautiful loopy upper case letters. My favorite cursives come from Olympia and Torpedo machines. Go figure.