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The Typewriter Database 19XX Sabb Sabb Serial # 11457 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Georg Sommeregger: 19XX Sabb Sabb Serial # 11457 A beautifully preserved Sabb.

At this point, I would like to correct a mistake which runs through ALL OF THE INTERNET. The producer was not "S.A. Brevetta Brassa", as stated in Ernst Martin 1949, p. 317, but S.A. Brevetti Brasa.

The name of engineer Italo (first name) Brasa (family name) can be found in some of the patents availble (Italian patents still longing to be scanned...). Also, "Soc. An. BREVETTI BRASA-MILANO" is actually written on the machine shown, front frame. The letters have vanished, but can be seen in hard light.

So, the company SABB is named after Italo Braso, meaning company (società anonyma) for the exploitation of the Brasa patents (brevetto = letter patent in Italian). Everybody just blindly copied the Ernst Martin source. As a historian, I say: NO. Please check your sources.

It is in perfect working order and I found it fit to put a blue ribbon (although technically, a two-colour ribbon would be in order).

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Georg Sommeregger:
19XX Sabb Sabb

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19XX Sabb Sabb
Serial #
11457

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-13-2016 at 04:28AM
Last Edit: 06-13-2016 at 10:17AM

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Description:

A beautifully preserved Sabb.

At this point, I would like to correct a mistake which runs through ALL OF THE INTERNET. The producer was not "S.A. Brevetta Brassa", as stated in Ernst Martin 1949, p. 317, but S.A. Brevetti Brasa.

The name of engineer Italo (first name) Brasa (family name) can be found in some of the patents availble (Italian patents still longing to be scanned...). Also, "Soc. An. BREVETTI BRASA-MILANO" is actually written on the machine shown, front frame. The letters have vanished, but can be seen in hard light.

So, the company SABB is named after Italo Braso, meaning company (società anonyma) for the exploitation of the Brasa patents (brevetto = letter patent in Italian). Everybody just blindly copied the Ernst Martin source. As a historian, I say: NO. Please check your sources.

It is in perfect working order and I found it fit to put a blue ribbon (although technically, a two-colour ribbon would be in order).

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Georg Sommeregger
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Based in Basel, Switzerland. Running typewriters.ch and sommeregger.blogspot.com.
Very early member of the typosphere.


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