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1933 Triumph Durabel Serial # 131412 1933 Triumph Durabel typewriter, Serial # 131412 Kristians Luhaers's 1933 Triumph Durabel typewriter. 2017-10-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kristians Luhaers: 1933 Triumph Durabel Serial # 131412 I was looking a long time for this particular first Durabel model - a stripped down version of Klein-Triumph (which is also a particular interest of mine), but the price/condition/shipping costs usually were too high. I found this one on German ebay. The starting price was a bit higher to attract the hordes of antic resellers and as there was no competition, I got a bargain.
Arrived yesterday, carefully packed in a very good condition for an 84-years-old. A bit of dust and dirt, some scratches, some sticky typebars, but works excellent. Even the rubber parts seem to be replaced not so long ago. It will be a good match for its "little-big-brothers" Triumph Norm (1938) and Triumph Perfect (1941).
It came with the surprisingly well-preserved case and greater surprise - with sellers handmade user manual and original invoice dated January 5, 1934. This typewriter actually was bought on the installment plan, by Herr Heirich Helmeier, lecturer, who, as we see, paid it off in June 1936.

1933 Triumph Durabel #131412

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kristians Luhaers (clc)
Created: 10-28-2017 at 10:20AM
Last Edit: 10-28-2017 at 11:12AM


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I was looking a long time for this particular first Durabel model - a stripped down version of Klein-Triumph (which is also a particular interest of mine), but the price/condition/shipping costs usually were too high. I found this one on German ebay. The starting price was a bit higher to attract the hordes of antic resellers and as there was no competition, I got a bargain.
Arrived yesterday, carefully packed in a very good condition for an 84-years-old. A bit of dust and dirt, some scratches, some sticky typebars, but works excellent. Even the rubber parts seem to be replaced not so long ago. It will be a good match for its "little-big-brothers" Triumph Norm (1938) and Triumph Perfect (1941).
It came with the surprisingly well-preserved case and greater surprise - with sellers handmade user manual and original invoice dated January 5, 1934. This typewriter actually was bought on the installment plan, by Herr Heirich Helmeier, lecturer, who, as we see, paid it off in June 1936.

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