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The Typewriter Database 1962 Groma Kolibri Luxus Serial # A38707 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1962 Groma Kolibri Luxus Serial # A38707 According to the database, this is a 1961 or 1962. I bought it because I didn't have a Kolibri in this colour, and hadn't seen a Luxus in person. The right carriage wheel is broken in half (half is missing), the paper support has been snapped off (though it came with the typewriter), and many of the keys are slightly bent and won't type. The Kolibri Luxus logo on the front right is hanging by a single small piece of plastic. I have to wonder what the hell someone used the typewriter for, other than, you know, typing. The carriage moves, so there's good news. Cosmetically, it's mostly fine. With some work, this will be a nice little machine. Love the low profiles of the Kolibris.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1962 Groma Kolibri Luxus

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1962 Groma Kolibri Luxus
Serial #
A38707

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-26-2017 at 11:42AM
Last Edit: 08-26-2017 at 06:26PM

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According to the database, this is a 1961 or 1962. I bought it because I didn't have a Kolibri in this colour, and hadn't seen a Luxus in person. The right carriage wheel is broken in half (half is missing), the paper support has been snapped off (though it came with the typewriter), and many of the keys are slightly bent and won't type. The Kolibri Luxus logo on the front right is hanging by a single small piece of plastic. I have to wonder what the hell someone used the typewriter for, other than, you know, typing. The carriage moves, so there's good news. Cosmetically, it's mostly fine. With some work, this will be a nice little machine. Love the low profiles of the Kolibris.


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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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