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The Typewriter Database 1961 Cole Steel Portable Serial # 3-160822 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1961 Cole Steel Portable Serial # 3-160822 When I got this flat West-German-made portable the escapement was frozen. Cole-Steels (and Facit portables) seem to suffer from this far more than other brands, judging by comments on the Portable Typewriter Forum.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig:
1961 Cole Steel Portable

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1961 Cole Steel Portable
Serial #
3-160822

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 11:58AM
Last Edit: 01-24-2018 at 01:22PM

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When I got this flat West-German-made portable the escapement was frozen. Cole-Steels (and Facit portables) seem to suffer from this far more than other brands, judging by comments on the Portable Typewriter Forum.


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Mark Rosenzweig
Username: MarkR

I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.