This is what happens when you´re too optimistic and you start an online auction at just 1 euro. And then it doesn´t go much higher.
I got this great typewriter for 4 rotten euros. In bad condition, yes, but soooooo inexpensive I could afford top-level repairs instead of doing it myself.
The Gossen Tippa is a gret example of ultra-slim portable. This one works Perfectly (note the capitals). It´s incredible how precise it is, how well everything moves inside it and what a pleasure it gives to type with it. The Swedish keyboard is as easy to use for me as the regular English layout, which in turn is a bit annoying when trying to write in Spanish.
And now another naming problem... I find a bit weird Gossen Tippa being the name of the manufacturer / brand. According to the plaque on the back the manufacturer is P. Gossen & Co. GMBH. That would make Gossen the manufacturer and Tippa the model, and as for later models they would be Tippa Pilot and so on.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.
Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...
Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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