1931 Triumph 10 #123180
Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heiko Stolten (Heiko)
Created: 05-02-2019 at 11:22PM
Last Edit: 05-02-2019 at 11:48PM
Now the Triumph 10 is working very well and smooth. I never would have such a big size typewriter. But .... I was looking for a portable typewriter. I found it in a very good condition, together with 6 other typewriters. And there was no chance for my to buy the Continental alone. I must by all typewriters for a very less price. One of them, the Triumph 10, was in a very bad conditon. Not working, very dirty and the types are unmovable.
I thought I take the Triumph 10 for spareparts. But before I dismantle The Triumph I would have a look under the dirt. So I clean in tzhe first a little part of the front. Step by step the Triumph show me her hidden treasure. A very nice and glittering gloss paint came to light. Wow!
Nearly 30 hours later my reward is a very beautiful and well working typewriter. I'm thrilled about the fact that such a big and heavy weight typewriter writes so soft and calm. It's a joy to write with her.
Hunter: Heiko Stolten (Heiko)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm from northern Germany and I like the old typewriters. I fell in love with typewriters when I was 58 (2017). My first keyboard was an PC in the mid 1980 years. Typewriters looks like very oldschool for me at this time. My first typewriter I got in 2017, a Torpedo Model. 6. This Torpedo was faulty and not usable. I gave it away as a gift to a lover of old things.
But from this day I love typewriters, and I learn by my self to repair an clean old typewriters. Some days later I got a 1938 Olympia Simlex as a gift. This was the first typewriter that disconnect me from the fear and my own believing that I have two left hands. This was my first typewriter I repair. My number one. The Olypia Simplex have a special memory for me and I don't stop writing on it.
After the Simplex I got my first Adler Modell 7. And from this moment I cant stop loving typewriters. The best I can do is ... to buy a cheap dirty typewriter, to clean, polish and repair it. and than I do the best I can do with a typewriter. I write on it.
Some peope can't belive that I use my typewriters for writing. I don't like it when typewriters must sit and wait into a private museum without any movement. My machines are still alive.
Ich wohne in Norddeutschland, bin ein waschechter Hamburger und ich mag meine alten Schreibmaschinen. Manche finden mich verschroben, weil ich tatsaechlich mit meinen alten Damen schreibe. Ich mag es nicht, wenn Schreibmaschinen unbenutzt in Vitrinen stehen. Meine Schreibmaschinen leben und sie duerfen arbeiten. Meine Favoriten sind die Vorkriegsmaschinen von Adler, weil sie so ein schoenes Jugendstil Design haben: Modell 7, Modell 15, Modell 16 und die Klein Adler 1. Aber ich mag ebenso einige Maschinen der 1940er bis 1960er Jahre.
Als einer der glaubte zwei linke Handwerkerhaende zu haben, mache ich mich mittlerweile als Schreibmaschinen-Mechaniker und Reiniger ganz gut, wie ich finde. Ich Mag besonders Schreibmaschinen mit besonderen Schriften. Und so liebe ich auch meine Plastik-Privileg 207S mit Schreibschrift genau so wie meine Adler 7 mit Frakturschrift.
My favorite typewriters are: Adler 7 / Klein Adler 1 / Adler Modell 15 / Continental Standard/ the Hermes Baby, /Oliver, and some Olympia's (SM 1, 2, 3 + 4)
A special typeface make every typewriter magic for me. I love typefaces like: Italic, Perl, Fraktur, big typeface and Script. So I like my very young plastik-typewriter, a Privileg, with a very nice schript typeface.