Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cavalier Speedwriter

This is circa 1963 from Simpsons Sears. Back then it cost $49.97.  I bought this a few months ago from a lovely man here in Toronto. He finds typewriters around town and cleans them up beautifully. I really had only to put a new ribbon into it & begin banging away. He did not know anything about it. There was no country of origin on it anywhere, but it is solid, made of strong steel, so we knew it was not made in Japan. It is a two-tone gray and taupe. The keys are gray. Bland, but somehow nice. The key action is not as smooth as some, but still very workable. I like using it. It took a bit of online research, but I finally found this old catalogue ad: I like knowing it is from the same decade as me. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this and for commenting on my own Speedwriter story!