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The Typewriter Database 1965 Triumph Tippa 1 Serial # 4538014 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1965 Triumph Tippa 1 Serial # 4538014 Such a nice ultra-portable: It types very well and feels solid in use.

However, it's the machine's understated design that appeals to me most. Its organic, smooth flowing lines are so well executed that it belies the fact the case is made of plastic and not metal.

The history of this model is a little murky (to me) given that this is a rebadged Adler model, and Grundig (Triumph) didn't acquire Adler until 1966. If Triumph Tippa 1 models existed before 1966 - as the database numbers would lead us to believe - then I'm left to assume that Triumph must have been producing these under licence before the buyout.

With respect to its name, there was also a Tippa 2 model produced. It differed from the Tippa 1 by the addition of a touch control system, which I would argue was a redundant feature given the quality of the Tippa 1's action. Typewriter buyers back in the '60s must have felt the same way as it appears that far fewer Tippa 2 models were sold.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1965 Triumph Tippa 1

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1965 Triumph Tippa 1
Serial #
4538014

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-16-2014 at 01:07PM
Last Edit: 10-17-2014 at 11:22AM

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Such a nice ultra-portable: It types very well and feels solid in use.

However, it's the machine's understated design that appeals to me most. Its organic, smooth flowing lines are so well executed that it belies the fact the case is made of plastic and not metal.

The history of this model is a little murky (to me) given that this is a rebadged Adler model, and Grundig (Triumph) didn't acquire Adler until 1966. If Triumph Tippa 1 models existed before 1966 - as the database numbers would lead us to believe - then I'm left to assume that Triumph must have been producing these under licence before the buyout.

With respect to its name, there was also a Tippa 2 model produced. It differed from the Tippa 1 by the addition of a touch control system, which I would argue was a redundant feature given the quality of the Tippa 1's action. Typewriter buyers back in the '60s must have felt the same way as it appears that far fewer Tippa 2 models were sold.


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