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The Typewriter Database 196x Typewriters Works Maritsa 11 Serial # 11178961 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 196x Typewriters Works Maritsa 11 Serial # 11178961 This flat typewriter, which appears in the U.S. under various names including Omega and Bundy, is based on the Princess 200 typewriter. (See my Exemplar 300 variant of the Princess 300, a more-deluxe model with a tabulator.) Apparently the Bulgarian maker, Typewriter Works Plovdiv, bought the rights and tooling from the company in Germany that made the Princess. Serial number 11178961 indicates the machine was probably made in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It came with its original instruction manual with interesting terminology (such as carriage lifter for shift key, arresting lock for shift lock, and run-out switch for margin release key), test sheet and guarantee sheet. Made in Bulgaria.

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196x Typewriters Works Maritsa 11

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196x Typewriters Works Maritsa 11
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11178961

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-04-2014 at 09:11AM
Last Edit: 05-28-2017 at 03:35PM

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This flat typewriter, which appears in the U.S. under various names including Omega and Bundy, is based on the Princess 200 typewriter. (See my Exemplar 300 variant of the Princess 300, a more-deluxe model with a tabulator.) Apparently the Bulgarian maker, Typewriter Works Plovdiv, bought the rights and tooling from the company in Germany that made the Princess. Serial number 11178961 indicates the machine was probably made in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It came with its original instruction manual with interesting terminology (such as carriage lifter for shift key, arresting lock for shift lock, and run-out switch for margin release key), test sheet and guarantee sheet. Made in Bulgaria.


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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.