It's great that you are able to start students out on typewriters and later provide them with the machine of their choice.I know about personal preference. My Adler J4 has become mine. I like all the different ones I have, but even my Hermes 3000 machines are not as smooth as the Adler. Neither is the carriage on my Facti TP1. Perhaps I need to fully disassemble and restore the 3000s even though my first one is like new.The Facit? I do not know if I want to tackle taking that carriage fully apart.
It does look complicated.
I got my Facit TP1 literally about 30 minutes ago, and am very very impressed -- I can't imagine a carriage smoother than this one!The story of Javier is wonderful. Thanks for sharing that, Ryan.
Love what you're doing, Ryan. Keep it up.
I know what my pick would have been---that copper Ambassador you've got! I became a fully-fledged typewriter owner when I went off to law school and needed something to type two 1500-word briefs on every week, something that wouldn't hurt my hands. I bought myself a Hermes 3000, and even though I've met many amazing machines, I remain to the core a Hermes loyalist.