Rare Working Vintage 1960’s Antares Little Star Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Green – Made in Italy
Working Rare Antares Little Star vintage, manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research with very limited information available online, I concluded that it was manufactured in the 1960’s. Regardless of such old age, the machine works well! The keys are sharp and sturdy in action and it gives confidence when typing. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, carriage lock, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This Italian made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it, without any inconvenience. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
The overall condition is satisfactory. All the letter keys work smoothly, apart from a sticking ‘5/8, 7/8’ key. Please note that the paint is faded in some places, however the original look is preserved. The case has cracks in two corners and the handle also. Nevertheless the case closes tightly as it should. Please refer to the photos.
This rare, quirky machine is small in size and weight and would be suitable for a traveller. It would also be ideal for writers and authors, especially in the creative field. It will also be a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.
The retro Antares Little Star typewriter is located in London, UK.