As a follow up to my post about the Nippo Atlas: another “Atlas” typewriter …
“Beautiful scripture” and with a biblical price tag!
This typewriter is a variant of one that Robert Messenger gave me in 2014: A Lagomarsino LP44 (Antares Compact) …
Robert alerted me to the listing after the buyer left a comment/question on his Atlas Portable Typewriter post of May 2013.
The differences are:
- an AZERTY as opposed to QWERTZ keyboard layout
- what appears to be a plastic rather than a metal body, and hence
- a different body shape with a narrower ribbon cover
… oh and the useful additions of tabulation and a Fast Spacer button.
I still wouldn’t swap it for mine.
It’s almost as if Antares were in a race to the bottom with the Japanese.
Still, if it’s anything like my LP44, it’s a better than average typewriter.
Speaking of shape-shifting plastic typewriters, see: The Plastic Nippo: The Chameleon of Portable Typewriters