Here we are again with the now famous orange typewriter. Everyone seems to love images of this old thing so I thought I would spread its orange tinted joy a little further today. May be my only onomatopoeia (would hate to come across that one in a spelling bee) desktop names but clack was oddly the first word that came to mind when the name the file dialogue popped up.
I was asked recently about what model this typewriter was and I don’t believe I ever found the opportunity to write back to him so I think I will get that out of the way while I am here today. A friend of mine gave this to me as a gift after owning it herself for a while and not knowing what to do with it. I happily took it off her hands but still have yet to pick up a fresh ribbon for it. The one loaded inside is still actually moderately functional but prints weakly even when typed using firm punches into each letter. Outside of a couple of sticky keys it works quite well though.
After a bit of research, meaning 15 seconds looking through google search results and following two links, I see that it is being sold for upward around $225 online (on etsy of course) which seems crazy for something you could come across at a yard sale and pay $20 for (where it was originally found). It is labeled as a Sears Chevron and was manufactured in Portugal supposedly in 1967. Thats all I know about it. A google search draws up a number of results most claiming it is a “rare” typewriter but what does the internet know? Every single old camera I have ever purchased through ebay was listed as rare so take that with a grain of salt. For anyone interested in finding one for sale, happy digging!