1962 Torpedo Model 18b
Up for sale is an awesome Torpedo Model 18b which was made along with Remington Rand in Western Germany in 1962. As far as I know, this was the only German-made typewriter which Remington took part in, and considering how well this typewriter writes, I'm sad they didn't make more. This typewriter is in decent cosmetic condition, but it has quite a lot of surface rust and pitting. However, this only effects how the machine looks. This typewriter is fully functional, and I have to admit that it's one of the best typewriters to write with. The touch is superior to most typewriters- as most German typewriters are. The surface rust is not in any of the mechanisms, so therefore any surface rust seen does not change or alter the functionality of this typewriter in any way. This typewriter does use universal ribbons when the time comes for a new ribbon. The leather case is unique in the way that it has two straps that keep the typewriter in place. Unfortunately the zippers do not work, so the case does not fully close, although it is held closed enough by a strap which latches. You can hold this typewriter by the case handles with no worries, however just keep in mind that you won't be able to zip it up. If you're looking for an excellent typewriter to do some heavy and frequent typing with, then this is by far the best typewriter if you don't mind the cosmetic imperfections.