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1961 Blue Bird 18b Serial # 1207637 1961 Blue Bird 18b typewriter, Serial # 1207637 Tas Kyprianou's 1961 Blue Bird 18b typewriter. 2022-10-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1961 Blue Bird 18b Serial # 1207637 I'd only typed seven words on it and I knew it was going to be one of the best machines in my collection.
INCREDIBLE!

This thing is a sports car of a typer. Fast, precise, loud, and a lot of fun. The praise you've read about them is all true.
This is a blindingly brilliant typer with an action and sound that makes you want to keep feeding paper into it.

*Sold on to a friend who was able to endure it's "lavender parfum" smell.

1961 Blue Bird 18b #1207637

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-22-2022 at 09:54AM
Last Edit: 10-06-2022 at 06:49AM


Description:

I'd only typed seven words on it and I knew it was going to be one of the best machines in my collection.
INCREDIBLE!

This thing is a sports car of a typer. Fast, precise, loud, and a lot of fun. The praise you've read about them is all true.
This is a blindingly brilliant typer with an action and sound that makes you want to keep feeding paper into it.

*Sold on to a friend who was able to endure it's "lavender parfum" smell.

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The paper bale needs looking at. It's all skewwiff.
The paper bale needs looking at. It's all skewwiff.


Super clean. Also, I've no idea where this ribbon came from but boy is it dark.
Super clean. Also, I've no idea where this ribbon came from but boy is it dark.

Identical markings to my Smith Corona Clipper which is Elite 70 but this is a teensy bit larger somehow.
Identical markings to my Smith Corona Clipper which is Elite 70 but this is a teensy bit larger somehow.








Those poor feet : (
Those poor feet : (


Barely used.
Barely used.


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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