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193X Mercedes Prima Serial # 162362/1 193X Mercedes Prima typewriter, Serial # 162362/1 James Gifford's 193X Mercedes Prima typewriter. 2018-10-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 193X Mercedes Prima Serial # 162362/1 Picked from a picker. It needs a lot of work, doesn't type at the moment and is missing the case. Cosmetically it's in fine shape, however. The serial number seems much higher by 100,000 than the highest number listed in the db, so I've left the final digit in the year blank. The Q is read, which is interesting. I don't know if the key cap has been replaced or if that was a red-letter question.

193X Mercedes Prima #162362/1

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 10-18-2018 at 02:14PM
Last Edit: 10-18-2018 at 02:16PM


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Picked from a picker. It needs a lot of work, doesn't type at the moment and is missing the case. Cosmetically it's in fine shape, however. The serial number seems much higher by 100,000 than the highest number listed in the db, so I've left the final digit in the year blank. The Q is read, which is interesting. I don't know if the key cap has been replaced or if that was a red-letter question.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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