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1927 Bing 2 Serial # 1634725 1927 Bing 2 typewriter, Serial # 1634725 Ton Sison's 1927 Bing 2 typewriter. 2015-04-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ton Sison: 1927 Bing 2 Serial # 1634725 Although produced by Bing Werke, a Nuremberg-based toy company, the Bing No. 2 isn't a toy but a "lehrmittelschreibmaschine," an educational tool, meant to cater to the needs of students. Produced in 1927, the tin-and-aluminum Bing No. 2 is said to be indexical of the harsh economic conditions of Depression-era Germany. This particular machine is no longer in my collection, it is now safely stabled in Cambridge Typewriter (Tom Furrier's collection).

1927 Bing 2 #1634725

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)
Created: 04-27-2013 at 01:27PM
Last Edit: 04-07-2015 at 01:29PM


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Although produced by Bing Werke, a Nuremberg-based toy company, the Bing No. 2 isn't a toy but a "lehrmittelschreibmaschine," an educational tool, meant to cater to the needs of students. Produced in 1927, the tin-and-aluminum Bing No. 2 is said to be indexical of the harsh economic conditions of Depression-era Germany. This particular machine is no longer in my collection, it is now safely stabled in Cambridge Typewriter (Tom Furrier's collection).

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Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)

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In a parallel universe, I was once the Senior Vice-President of Design (Typewriter Division) at Ing. C. Olivetti & C.,S.p.A., Ivrea, Italy. In the real universe, I'm a Chicago-based casual collector and hunter of Olivetti typewriters, and related ephemera, publications, and film sightings.



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