Found another new thrift store in town, well perhaps more a junk shop. This one has a very wide variety of items from fairly credible old furniture to broken electronics and assorted 'junk'.
Also several typewriters.
First spotted is this remnant of a typewriter. Somehow somebody removed and then lost the body-panels. (Why?)
Even the back panel is gone! (Having gone that far. why stop and not take off the carriage cowling.) Makes the typewriter a bit harder to identify...
Next up was a (to me) uninspiring modern machine, a Royal Apollo 10 that will originally have landed in Germany with its QWERTZ keyboard.
On the shelf above it sat an adding machine. Jammed solid with unfortunately a cracked housing. (Not a typewriter, but we'll class it as related machinery.)
The next and last machine was a solid looking Remington standard looking somewhat unhappy. This is probably the maximum number of typebars that can be jammed in a machine. Unsure what caused the damage to the paint and wordmark on the top cover; it almost looks as if it's been too hot. Was it baked? Blowtorch? (That would explain the tabulator-bar being all bent.)
Not sure how wel that white label will come off (but not much lacquer left anyways), it advertises that the asking price is a full 15 Euro for the machine.
No prizes for guessing what machine was purchased - no typewriters were acquired that day. (Nor any adding machines, for that matter ;-)
Looks like 2 parts machines if they are cheap enough, and you like fixing typewriters.ReplyDelete
The first one is a Groma, I believe. Too bad the body panels are missing. If I had found it in the US, I would have bought it, since they are very rare over here.ReplyDelete
Amazing you spotted that as a Groma ( a fifties' Modell T' I think). Over here and in this condition, I'm afraid it is most likely scrap-metal... (Sic transit gloria VEB ;-)Delete