1951 Gossen Tippa #38091
Created: 09-11-2014 at 04:09PM
Last Edit: 12-27-2015 at 12:14PM
Sighted at Mesa Typewriter Exchange. Bill purchased this from the original owner, who had gotten it in 1952 when he worked at Gossen Co. Still retains the original typebasket protector, made of some thin, flexible material that *looks* like bakelite, but probably isn't.
Beautiful briefcase-style case, and German QWERTZ keyboard with quite a few special characters, including superscript 2/3, "micro", Omega, Pi, both dollar and pound sterling, and some odd symbol that looks like a stylized fly.
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.
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