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Rhetorical questions

by | Mar 3, 2013 | craigslist, Torpedo | 21 comments

21 Comments

  1. Ton S.

    Is the Sphinx rare?
    Is the Valentine overpriced?
    Is the Corona Floating Shift streamlined?
    Is Richard the luckiest typospherian?

    Wow, congrats!

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  2. notagain

    And look how pristine! That's been my experience with script machines. Very nice! You make it worth the gas and time by doing other things. We would incorporate a bike ride, for example.

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  3. Richard P

    It had the usual mix of cat hair, flyspecks, and whatnot — even a paper clip jammed into the ribbon vibrator for some reason — but it wasn't too hard to clean up. Judging from the crud in the type, it did get a lot of use.

    I enjoyed the time in the car listening to "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "This American Life" (an interesting show on coincidences).

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  4. Ted

    The answer you're looking for is "yes" (:

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  5. Bill M

    Yes! It was worth it. Congratulations!

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  6. Dwayne F.

    I love that color combination! I've resisted the urge to repaint the grey/blue top of my Torpedo 18 script machine, but the tangerine is pretty irresistible.

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  7. Miguel Chávez

    Definitely! I still have to find a script typewriter for my own collection… now you've just added another item to the ever-growing wishlist.

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  8. Robert Messenger

    Yum! Gorgeous. Worth every cent and more. I hung out for a Torpedo 30, and it arrived busted. Still, I very much suspect the 18 is the last of the really good Torpedos.

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  9. Duffy Moon

    Omigosh that's beautiful. Looks like a creamsicle!

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  10. teeritz

    Yep, the colour scheme alone makes it worthwhile. Congrats.

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  11. Vikram

    Those colors suit the typewriter perfectly. You're really lucky! It was definitely worth it. Congratulations!

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  12. Ryan Adney

    Fantastic machine! Great find.

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  13. mpclemens

    Egad!

    Jeeves! The smelling salts! I feel one of my Jealous Spells coming on…

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  14. Doug Freeman

    That is just SICK. In the best way possible.

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  15. Ton S.

    Funny, your rhetorical question elicited actual replies.
    Your new Torpedo is that awesome.

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  16. Adwoa

    Absolutely! What a deal.

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  17. Rob Bowker

    Tangerine Dream! I can't think of many better ways to spend two hours while evaporating what's left of the planet's oil reserves. The thing is, you had an hour of anticipation and an hour of that satisfied hunter-gatherer feeling when you bring back a trophy.

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  18. Ping A

    What a beaut! Congrats, Richard. And a script typeface too!

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  19. Winston

    Is it just me or does that typewriter look delicious?

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  20. Unknown

    I thought that I had seen what I considered my favourite Torpedo to be, the grey and blue one. I think this beats it.

    I actually began salivating, it seems. XD

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