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The Typewriter Database 1946 Matous Original Serial # 46170 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jaroslav Pochyly: 1946 Matous Original Serial # 46170 The typewriter (Original) Matouš was made according to the only Czech patent of a typewriter No. 79511 from June 22, 1938. It was registered by its designer and later producer Karel Matouš from České Budějovice. Here, this machine was produced to the year 1952 (first in your own factory, after the Communist coup shortly in the factory Motorunion - but without the “capitalist” trademark “Original Matouš”).

Karel Matouš was the leading designer at Auto Fiat, primarily he was an expert on precise mechanics. In 1946 he employed 95 employees in his plant in České Budějovice and was the largest producer of portable typewriters in Czechoslovakia. Karel Matouš lost his factory twice. For the first time during the war, thanks to its Jewish birth and the second time it was nationalized in 1948 ...

The portable typewriter of a light and simple design was intended for a large-scale production and general public use. Its appearance and construction were based on established and proven principles. Motion was transferred from keys to type levers by means of a rolling mechanism between the key and intermediate levers. A prototype and two serial products are deposited in the National Technical Museum in Prague.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jaroslav Pochyly:
1946 Matous Original

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1946 Matous Original
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46170

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-27-2017 at 10:53AM
Last Edit: 04-28-2017 at 01:19AM

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The typewriter (Original) Matouš was made according to the only Czech patent of a typewriter No. 79511 from June 22, 1938. It was registered by its designer and later producer Karel Matouš from České Budějovice. Here, this machine was produced to the year 1952 (first in your own factory, after the Communist coup shortly in the factory Motorunion - but without the “capitalist” trademark “Original Matouš”).

Karel Matouš was the leading designer at Auto Fiat, primarily he was an expert on precise mechanics. In 1946 he employed 95 employees in his plant in České Budějovice and was the largest producer of portable typewriters in Czechoslovakia. Karel Matouš lost his factory twice. For the first time during the war, thanks to its Jewish birth and the second time it was nationalized in 1948 ...

The portable typewriter of a light and simple design was intended for a large-scale production and general public use. Its appearance and construction were based on established and proven principles. Motion was transferred from keys to type levers by means of a rolling mechanism between the key and intermediate levers. A prototype and two serial products are deposited in the National Technical Museum in Prague.


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Jaroslav Pochyly
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I started collecting typewriters in the '90s, i have mostly portables but have acquired five desktop models ...


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