I guess I threw you guys a softball yesterday with that quiz. You guys had it figured right off the bat, and Will Davis earns the nod for his fast, perfect guess.
See, I thought I was tossing a curveball since I’ve only ever seen this style of case contain the early electric 5TE’s, never a manual, so when I opened this one to find a Silent-Super, I was surprised to see a non-5TE in there. I don’t know the difference between Pink and Coral, so I’m accepting either answer, but those who guessed Silent-Super are right. I also didn’t think to grab the serial number off the frame, so I can’t verify the age, but mid-late 50’s is about right.
Also, this machine is loaded with a black/pink bicolor ribbon.
Now, for the Politician who hates typewriters and wants to scrap all the ones owned by the city of NY because they’re “obsolete”. Doesn’t seem to matter that they’re still around because they are still useful (many things are hard or impossible to do in a printer that are effortlessly done by a typewriter like multipart forms or addressing envelopes, or heck – a cop writing a condolence letter to the family of a crime victim, who uses a typewriter because it expresses a personal, caring touch.) This jerk just seems to hate for the sake of hating. If you live in Brooklyn, please vote against this douchebag:
Well, you know, maybe he has a point. Typewriter ribbons can be very dangerous, as evidenced by this 1986 MSDS Safety sheet included with a box of IBM Selectric 72x ribbons: