1930 AEG Mignon 4 #339042
Status: My Collection
Hunter: Reinier Verkleij (DonaldDutchie)
Created: 06-04-2023 at 02:58AM
Last Edit: 06-07-2023 at 07:01AM
The AEG mignon Modell 4. This typewriter is one of two I own with the Dutch proof house marking on it. This one states the date it was proofed; 1930. The other golden coloured marking is one of the imported of this typewriter; a Jewish fellow(source: https://www.joodsmonument.nl/nl/page/522974/about-oscar-markx) who sadly passed away in 1943 during the horrendous Nazi occupation. The typewriter came with two plates; one for most typecylinders and the other for the 892/898 typecylinder. I happen to own the latter, the 898. It also came with four typecylinders; the specimen shows the Hol. 2 kursiv, Hol. 2 pica, Hol. 2 Pica elite, 898. The fourth line shows what happens when you try to type with the 898 typecylinder, which is a much larger typecylinder with only capitals, without using spaces in between the letters. The fifth and sixth line show what happens when you do use spaces in between letters and two spaces in between words. A rather unusual typecylinder.
This typewriter was used by a car mechanics shop in The Hague. A quick Google maps search suggests that they don't exist anymore, yet the facade does have granite spanning all three adresses, and has multiple garage doors, indicating there was once was a mechanics shop.