1938* Fürstenberg portable #none
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-06-2018 at 05:07PM
Last Edit: 07-06-2018 at 07:35PM
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.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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