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1928 Merz 3 Serial # 22089 1928 Merz 3 typewriter, Serial # 22089 Kristians Luhaers's 1928 Merz 3 typewriter. 2017-10-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kristians Luhaers: 1928 Merz 3 Serial # 22089 I bought it in Germany through local newspaper ad. The old lady who sold it thought it was Torpedo. Pictures were blurry and dark, but something was off and it didn't look like any known Torpedo. As the price was incredibly low, I didn't think wery long. Upon arrival I realized that it is something more rare and unusual Merz No.3. Machine is in bad shape, very dusty and seems suffers the same problems as Thorstens and Vlastimils Merz typewriters. Now it will be cleand and placed in row for restoration. Hopefully... One day...
P.S. I admire the creator's obsession with the symmetry! Only one knob - "Randauslösung" is off...

1928 Merz 3 #22089

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kristians Luhaers (clc)
Created: 10-28-2017 at 03:40PM
Last Edit: 10-28-2017 at 03:52PM


Description:

I bought it in Germany through local newspaper ad. The old lady who sold it thought it was Torpedo. Pictures were blurry and dark, but something was off and it didn't look like any known Torpedo. As the price was incredibly low, I didn't think wery long. Upon arrival I realized that it is something more rare and unusual Merz No.3. Machine is in bad shape, very dusty and seems suffers the same problems as Thorstens and Vlastimils Merz typewriters. Now it will be cleand and placed in row for restoration. Hopefully... One day...
P.S. I admire the creator's obsession with the symmetry! Only one knob - "Randauslösung" is off...

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Under the Torpedo paper holder was Merz No.3
Under the Torpedo paper holder was Merz No.3

Serial number places it somewhere in-between 1928-1929, probably one of the first Merz 3 typewriters.
Serial number places it somewhere in-between 1928-1929, probably one of the first Merz 3 typewriters.












Hunter: Kristians Luhaers (clc)

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