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The Typewriter Database 1949 Siemag II T Serial # 016135 IIT From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1949 Siemag II T Serial # 016135 IIT I decided to hit the antique market earlier than I have been, and I timed it perfectly. The vendor had barely placed this one on his folding table before I asked him what he wanted for it, and I didn't negotiate, I was too happy. At 36.4 pounds, this is one of the heavier standard machines I own, beaten only by the wide-carriage Underwood and Remington, and it's one of only two QWERTZ typers. This is just a beautiful, shiny, curious, lovely beast. I haven't yet fully figured out what the red keys are for--at first I thought they were mathematical, but then I found that they act as tabs, though I don't know what the L and the S that bookend the keys does. I think I might have mucked it up because it's hit or miss for the carriage to advance as I press the keys. In any case, I love it as it is. I don't even mind that the previous owner, BM, scratched his initials into the side of the machine. A few tiny rust spots but otherwise pristine. (I'd happily take your advice on how to treat the rust so it doesn't spread.) I think I'm right on the date, per the database, but welcome correction. And now off I go to type my Bildunngsroman . . .

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1949 Siemag II T

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1949 Siemag II T
Serial #
016135 IIT

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-04-2016 at 09:22AM
Last Edit: 12-04-2016 at 09:27AM

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I decided to hit the antique market earlier than I have been, and I timed it perfectly. The vendor had barely placed this one on his folding table before I asked him what he wanted for it, and I didn't negotiate, I was too happy. At 36.4 pounds, this is one of the heavier standard machines I own, beaten only by the wide-carriage Underwood and Remington, and it's one of only two QWERTZ typers. This is just a beautiful, shiny, curious, lovely beast. I haven't yet fully figured out what the red keys are for--at first I thought they were mathematical, but then I found that they act as tabs, though I don't know what the L and the S that bookend the keys does. I think I might have mucked it up because it's hit or miss for the carriage to advance as I press the keys. In any case, I love it as it is. I don't even mind that the previous owner, BM, scratched his initials into the side of the machine. A few tiny rust spots but otherwise pristine. (I'd happily take your advice on how to treat the rust so it doesn't spread.) I think I'm right on the date, per the database, but welcome correction. And now off I go to type my Bildunngsroman . . .


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James Gifford
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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.


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