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1938* Fürstenberg portable Serial # none 1938* Fürstenberg portable typewriter, Serial # none Richard Polt's 1938* Fürstenberg portable typewriter. 2018-07-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1938* Fürstenberg portable Serial # none This is probably a prototype, as there is no serial number on it. The Fürstenberg, also known as the Archo-Sekretär, was developed in 1936-38 but never produced in series. It is a compact portable with geared typebars that lie flat. Solid, heavy construction with holes cut in the metal base to reduce weight. Machine can be disassembled easily.

This typewriter was presumably brought back from Germany by a GI who painted a pinup girl on the cover.

Ernst Martin's information on this typewriter (from Die Schreibmaschine und ihre Entwicklungsgeschichte) is in one of the images.

1938* Fürstenberg portable #none

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-06-2018 at 05:07PM
Last Edit: 07-06-2018 at 07:35PM


Description:

This is probably a prototype, as there is no serial number on it. The Fürstenberg, also known as the Archo-Sekretär, was developed in 1936-38 but never produced in series. It is a compact portable with geared typebars that lie flat. Solid, heavy construction with holes cut in the metal base to reduce weight. Machine can be disassembled easily.

This typewriter was presumably brought back from Germany by a GI who painted a pinup girl on the cover.

Ernst Martin's information on this typewriter (from Die Schreibmaschine und ihre Entwicklungsgeschichte) is in one of the images.

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