Saturday, March 15, 2014

1962 Tower Challenger

This is my latest acquisition--a beige and brown Tower Challenger typewriter, from Bremerton Office Machines. It has been completely refurbished, and works like a breeze. The platen rubber is still soft--when I type on paper, it shows up on the roller. At some point, the carriage-return lever was replaced with one from a Royalite. 

Notice the Sears logo next to the word "Tower." Tower was a brand name used by Sears, and was being phased out when this typewriter was made.

The Challenger can be seen in the lower-left corner of this page. This typewriter only weighs 12 pounds, but the shipping weight was 18 pounds, making me think (or hope) that it was very well-packed. (1962 Sears Christmas Catalog page courtesy of

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