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1954 Calanda F Serial # 50879 1954 Calanda F typewriter, Serial # 50879 Richard Polt's 1954 Calanda F typewriter. 2023-09-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1954 Calanda F Serial # 50879 A quirky but well-built machine, hard to find anywhere, the Calanda is a sturdy, solid portable with an uncommonly broad segment and widely spaced carriage rails. Other unusual features include a lever on the right of the carriage that you push as you move the carriage to adjust the left margin. The mainspring is also directly connected to the carriage, without any drawband. The machine uses a tilt shift.

1954 Calanda F #50879

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Created: 09-18-2023 at 05:19PM
Last Edit: 09-20-2023 at 05:44AM


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A quirky but well-built machine, hard to find anywhere, the Calanda is a sturdy, solid portable with an uncommonly broad segment and widely spaced carriage rails. Other unusual features include a lever on the right of the carriage that you push as you move the carriage to adjust the left margin. The mainspring is also directly connected to the carriage, without any drawband. The machine uses a tilt shift.

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The lever at the right end of the platen allows you to change the left margin by moving the carriage to the desired location. It activates the carriage release lever that is driectly above the knob. The paper release lever is the device with the angular end protruding from the back of the carriage.
The lever at the right end of the platen allows you to change the left margin by moving the carriage to the desired location. It activates the carriage release lever that is driectly above the knob. The paper release lever is the device with the angular end protruding from the back of the carriage.








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