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1917 Empire 1 Serial # 69783 1917 Empire 1 typewriter, Serial # 69783 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1917 Empire 1 typewriter. 2022-05-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1917 Empire 1 Serial # 69783 This machine has seen better days. It took a hit at some point which cracked and bent the top lid. The draw band came loose and the mainspring will not hold tension. I haven't looked into the machine yet, so hopefully it is just a matter of anchoring the mainspring again and reconnecting the draw band, but the lid is a different matter. Still, I got a god price for it, and full honesty time; I bought it for the fantastic case it came in. Thick, robust leather with a very nice patina.

1917 Empire 1 #69783

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 05-06-2022 at 08:55AM
Last Edit: 05-06-2022 at 08:56AM


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This machine has seen better days. It took a hit at some point which cracked and bent the top lid. The draw band came loose and the mainspring will not hold tension. I haven't looked into the machine yet, so hopefully it is just a matter of anchoring the mainspring again and reconnecting the draw band, but the lid is a different matter. Still, I got a god price for it, and full honesty time; I bought it for the fantastic case it came in. Thick, robust leather with a very nice patina.

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Gorgeous crate, but it took a hit at some point, which I suspect is the same impact that caused the cracked lid.
Gorgeous crate, but it took a hit at some point, which I suspect is the same impact that caused the cracked lid.

Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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