I’ve managed to diversify my collection lately. Two machines are still in the mail, but today this Torpedo 30 arrived. It was manufactured in 1958, the first year of production for this model.
Overall, it seems to be in good condition. It needs some cleaning. The slugs are sluggish, but the carriage slides smoothly. The felt is in great shape. The case is very good, but needs some sewing in one part. My first mission is to massage the carriage-return lever upward. As you can see from the photos above, the lever is scraping against the lid. That undercarriage looks great.
The color of the body is interesting, appearing variously green, grey, or blue, depending on the lighting. Hopefully I’ll have this machine typing smoothly tonight.