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The Typewriter Database 1936 DM 4 Serial # 0114788 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1936 DM 4 Serial # 0114788 I found this little beauty in excellent condition, with case, at a local consignment shop for less than what I might pay for, say, a mid-century Smith-Corona. My guess would be that a German immigrant brought this piece to Canada after the war. It's the first QWERTZ typewriter in my collection. I'm having trouble narrowing down the date, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1936 DM 4

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1936 DM 4
Serial #
0114788

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-08-2016 at 10:01AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2016 at 01:33PM

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I found this little beauty in excellent condition, with case, at a local consignment shop for less than what I might pay for, say, a mid-century Smith-Corona. My guess would be that a German immigrant brought this piece to Canada after the war. It's the first QWERTZ typewriter in my collection. I'm having trouble narrowing down the date, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


1936 DM 4 Photo Gallery

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