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1944 Kappel VA Serial # 295601 1944 Kappel VA typewriter, Serial # 295601 Todd Payne's 1944 Kappel VA typewriter. 2020-08-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Todd Payne: 1944 Kappel VA Serial # 295601 A very nicely built portable machine by Olympia. Richard Polt's blog post gives an excellent overview. What is most interesting about this specimen is that for a "simplified machine" (VA) it's not actually simplifed. It has TWO platen knobs AND this is one of the less common models that also comes with a user settable Tab function. It's a little confusing at first. But, there is a lever in the rear of the machine which is put to the left to set tabs and then flipped over to the left to clear them/use them in conjunction with the Tab Setz and TAB buttons. Also sports a nifty ribbon cover that folds forward on hinges.

1944 Kappel VA #295601

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-04-2020 at 11:14AM
Last Edit: 08-04-2020 at 11:16AM


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A very nicely built portable machine by Olympia. Richard Polt's blog post gives an excellent overview. What is most interesting about this specimen is that for a "simplified machine" (VA) it's not actually simplifed. It has TWO platen knobs AND this is one of the less common models that also comes with a user settable Tab function. It's a little confusing at first. But, there is a lever in the rear of the machine which is put to the left to set tabs and then flipped over to the left to clear them/use them in conjunction with the Tab Setz and TAB buttons. Also sports a nifty ribbon cover that folds forward on hinges.

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A lover of the written word, I was bitten by the typewriter bug at the beginning of 2019 when I embarked on a Joyful Odyssey to track down a vintage Olympia SM 7/8/9, (I didn't know the model number at the time) that my mother had owned and which I had used to type my college applications in the late 1980's. I have acquired quite a number since, and have enjoyed learning about the history, mechanics, and true variety of these machines.



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