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The Typewriter Database 1958 Brosette Portable Serial # 44259 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Winter: 1958 Brosette Portable Serial # 44259 This typewriter came to me from Germany in one of those nightmare eBay experiences I was so sure was never going to happen to me. I deserved it, however, for a silly lapse of judgment. The seller looked dodgy and had bad feedback. There were three blurry pictures of the typewriter, and the listing was nine words long. But the price was unbelievably low, even with shipping, so I decided to take the plunge.

It arrived today, which in itself was a reason to be thankful; it was taking so long I was beginning to think I'd been scammed. The cased typewriter had just been put in a (much larger) box and sent. It was rattling ominously when I took it out; both shift keys had come loose during the voyage and were just lying there underneath the typewriter. Mercifully they slid straight back on and somehow nothing else was damaged. It's filthy, covered in white-out, and missing a shift-lock key and a couple of lever tips. So do I regret my purchase?

NO!

Despite its horrific voyage, the little Brosette is a delight to use; the touch is incredibly soft and responsive and it withstands my abominable typing technique. The margin system is the inverse of a normal typewriter - the right stop sets the left margin and vice versa. And isn't that badge stunning?

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Winter:
1958 Brosette Portable

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1958 Brosette Portable
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44259

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-07-2016 at 03:25AM
Last Edit: 01-07-2016 at 03:27AM

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This typewriter came to me from Germany in one of those nightmare eBay experiences I was so sure was never going to happen to me. I deserved it, however, for a silly lapse of judgment. The seller looked dodgy and had bad feedback. There were three blurry pictures of the typewriter, and the listing was nine words long. But the price was unbelievably low, even with shipping, so I decided to take the plunge.

It arrived today, which in itself was a reason to be thankful; it was taking so long I was beginning to think I'd been scammed. The cased typewriter had just been put in a (much larger) box and sent. It was rattling ominously when I took it out; both shift keys had come loose during the voyage and were just lying there underneath the typewriter. Mercifully they slid straight back on and somehow nothing else was damaged. It's filthy, covered in white-out, and missing a shift-lock key and a couple of lever tips. So do I regret my purchase?

NO!

Despite its horrific voyage, the little Brosette is a delight to use; the touch is incredibly soft and responsive and it withstands my abominable typing technique. The margin system is the inverse of a normal typewriter - the right stop sets the left margin and vice versa. And isn't that badge stunning?


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Nick Winter
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Possibly the most amateur typewriter collector ever? Uni student located in Sydney, AUS. The amount of storage I have is a constant problem as I try to keep feeding my addiction...


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