Rare Late 1930s Bar-Let Model 2 Portable Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made in Nottingham, England
London Typewriters is offering for sale a unique late 1930s Bar-Let Model 2 portable typewriter. The Bar-Let was manufactured by the Royal Bar-Lock company in Nottingham, England.
This typewriter is cosmetically well preserved considering its age. The mechanisms are in good working order and the keys operate smoothly (apart of the letter Q), providing the typist with an enjoyable experience when typing. The keys are protected with glass and the unblemished chroming matches well with the black glossy finish of the typewriter.
The Bar-Let has a new black ribbon installed and it is ready for immediate use. As the typewriter is portable, a case is provided which has a sturdy handle. It comes with a brush and an oiling device.
The overall condition is good. Minor signs of age and use are present. Please refer to the photos. Please note that only a ribbon of one colour can be used at a time, as the model is not designed for two (usually black/red) colour ribbon use. The case is in a worn out condition.
Our recommendation is that the letter Q is typed with slightly more pressure compared to other keys in order to achieve a strong impression on the paper. Furthermore, this machine would be appropriate for occasional typing rather than long projects.
This elegant petite Bar-Let would be an eye-catching centrepiece at any thematic event, exhibition, wedding or on a professional’s desk. It would be a valuable addition to the collection of a typewriter enthusiast.
The Bar-Let Model 2 is located in London (U.K.).