Working Vintage 1937 Blue Bird (Torpedo) Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case-Black- Made in Germany
Working vintage Blue Bird (Torpedo), manual portable typewriter in London, UK. After some research on the serial code, I concluded that it was manufactured in 1937. Regardless of being manufactured before WW2, the machine works well! The keys are comfortable and smooth when typing and it makes the whole process of typing enjoyable and effortless. The backspace, carriage return lever, the shift keys, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This sturdy German typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon and it is ready for immediate use.
The overall condition is good. All of the keys work as intended and the Blue Bird functions well. Minor signs of use and age are present. Please be aware the bell does not provide a very strong ‘ding’ sound. Also, the case is in worn out condition.
The retro sleek and glossy Blue Bird typewriter would be ideal for writers, authors and journalists. It would also make an unusual 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 black Blue Bird typewriter is located in London, UK.