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Marathon 1000 DLX Manual Typewriter | Automatic Repeat-Spacer | Extremely Clean Condition | Mint Condition | Very Rare | Made by Dong Ah | Made in Korea | With Convenient Clip-On Case | Ready to be used

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Please read the Description before further your queries. Genuine seller. No bogus. Item is as described! Thank you. For Self-pickup. Inspect item upon pick-up. Pick-up in Segambut Dalam, Kuala Lumpur. Marathon 1000 DLX Manual Typewriter | Automatic Repeat-Spacer | Extremely Clean Condition | Mint Condition | Very Rare | Made by Dong Ah | Made in Korea | Manufactured Circa 1970's | With Convenient Clip-On Case | Ready to be used Details: Well cared. In excellent condition. The keys are smooth and clean. The entire machine is in a clean state inside out. Serial Number: 201638 Size: A larger version of portable type. Material: Plastic body and cover. Origin: Korea, Dong Ah Precision Co. Ltd. Condition overall: 10/10 (Mechanism and keys in excellent health) Condition plastic cover: 10/10 (Sturdy and strong) Condition colour: 9/10 (Aged, oxidized - it is common for the vintage) Condition typing keys: 10/10 (Professionally cleaned, like NEW) Condition key arms: 10/10 (Smooth, out and return well) Condition keyboard: 10/10 (No scratch. All alphabets and symbols are well visible. Shining like a diamond) Condition carriage: 9.5/10 (Good grip and rotate smoothly, minor liquid paper stains) Condition bell: 10/10 (Ding until next door can hear!) Condition spacer and arm: 10/10 (Smooth like baby-oil) Condition spacer bearing: 10/10 (Space accordingly, no jump key) Description condition: Non-smoker user. Clean user. Duration used: Never been used during its stay with me. It is an extremely clean machine. Duration kept: More than 20 years! The story: According to some overseas experts, this is being a clone of the Safari 3 made for Litton (Royal) by Silver-Seiko Japan. The Dong-Ah company is headquartered in Dongtan-Myeon in Hwaseong City, just south of Seoul. It was founded as the Dong-Ah Corporation in 1975 and on December 11, 1989, the Dong-Ah Precision Industry Company was established. Looking at the Silver-Seiko clone, the Clover, made by K-Mek Inc in 1978. This company began life in 1973 as Sae-Han Pacific Company and became K-Mek in mid-1977. It started making typewriters in April the following year. The company evolved into Kyungbang Machinery Co in 1989 then Growell Metal Inc. Silver-Seiko sold off its tooling for manual portables in 1978; the small portables and the larger portables such as the Marathon/Reader’s Digest models went to Korea while a mid-size portable went to Bulgaria and made Maritsa 22. Reader’s Digest 1000 is derived from the Silver-Reed 500 series. The Royal Safari III, identical to the Marathon 1000 DLX, was made in Korea after Litton's deal with Silver-Seiko expired in the late 1970s. This Marathon 1000 DLX is also essentially identical to Reader's Digest 1000. Reason for selling: Looking forward to adding new "vintage" addition. I have been collecting Asian manufactured vintage typewriter. Switching to European or American manufactured. They are all quite the same (more or less). It is just Individual preferences with their designs, choices of colours and some can be very quirky. NOW SELLING: RM599 (I have professionally cleaned it and this machine came without the need to restore anything. The mechanism was and still working great! Hence, I am putting a good price tag and to make some earnings for the caring and tedious cleaning work I have contributed. It is worth every penny you pay. The rarity of it coupled with its excellently clean condition. No, you can't get the same one anywhere for what I am offering. Please reconsider and in touch with me. Note: I have a video of its performance. You will be the judge by then... ATTENTION: 1) For SELF PICK-UP at location – two(2) days in advanced notice at least. 2) Reservation with 10% bank transfer payment or first pay first collects basis. 3) For postage, you are required to bank transfer full payment before posting. 4) BUYER, PLEASE HONOUR YOUR APPOINTMENT. PUNCTUALITY IS AT HIGHEST PRIORITY! 5) Seller will only fulfil your arranged appointment once per request. 6) BUYER, PLEASE HONOUR YOUR PURCHASE. Seller will FORFEIT your sale and advanced payment when you fail to complete the agreed collection date and time. 7) PAYMENT IS NOT REFUNDABLE FOR BUYER THAT DID NOT TURN UP ON AGREED COLLECTION DATE. 8) NO REFUND, NO EXCHANGE, NO RETURN. Thank you for your cooperation.

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2021 Mar

I am remarkably pleased. The seller is extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the typewriter. Thank you very much :)