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Purple Prose Producer

by | Apr 3, 2012 | Torpedo | 18 comments

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  1. shordzi

    Excellent work, and what a lovely video!

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  2. deek

    When I picked up my latest SM9, the seller brought his Torpedo to show off. I typed on it and it was rather awesome. However those linkages are set up, it really accelerates the typeslug with a minimal of pressure. Pretty amazing!

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  3. Richard P

    Yeah, they have a great, super-snappy feel to them.

    I'm not sure this is related, but they are also loud. Typing on a Torpedo sounds like popcorn popping!

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  4. Ton S.

    Whoa, purple Torpedo! You did an excellent paint job, it looks original.
    So it also sounds like a torpedo. ( :

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  5. Bill M

    Excellent job! The rusty Torpedo is now a one-of-a-kind wonderful typewriter.
    Thanks for the video. The silver accent around the body really makes the rest of the machine stand out.

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  6. rino breebaart

    … and also a pretty nifty little rotating display device! A lazy susan for typewriters.

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  7. notagain

    Nice color! Also like the rotation in the video.

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  8. Richard P

    That's just what it is. I keep it on my worktable usually, and it's essential when fixing and cleaning heavy typewriters, so I don't throw out my back!

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  9. rino breebaart

    How about a voice-over next time? Really talk up the benefits of the purple splendour.

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  10. Ryan Adney

    I was able to find aniline purple cash register ribbons at my local office supply store. You can then produce purple prose on your purple prose producer.

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  11. Ted

    Beautiful Torpedo, another excellent restoration by Maestro Polt! (:

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  12. Rob Bowker

    Pimped to the max! Note to self: must find another donor machine for customising.

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  13. maschinengeschrieben

    Very well done! The Torpedo looks cool, and since the original Torpedo colours were a bit eccentric (silver-blue, corall…), it could easily be original. :)

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  14. Duffy Moon

    I assumed the weapons-fire sound of my Torpedos was due to the petrified rubber. I'm sure that's part of it, but interesting that they all sound really loud.
    But fast – oh, goodness are they fast.
    Beautiful job, Richard.

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  15. Richard P

    Thanks.

    I did replace the platen on my other Torpedo, and it did quiet it down a bit — but it's still one of my louder writing machines.

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  16. typewriterpoetry

    Wow! I'm impressed. Beautiful finish. Love that color.

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  17. Crystal

    Awesome, awesome paint jobs. I don't know very much about Torpedos but I must say all the comments about the snappy action gets me very interested very quickly.

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