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1954 Brosette Portable Serial # 14791 1954 Brosette Portable typewriter, Serial # 14791 Laurenz van Gaalen's 1954 Brosette Portable typewriter. 2024-04-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Laurenz van Gaalen: 1954 Brosette Portable Serial # 14791 Build like a tank, feels at least as rugged as Olympia's SF (if not more).

Typing action is light, slightly uneven and reminds me on the Halberg design because of the weak return of the type bars. The type bars of my 1955 Brosette return with considerably more force. After comparing both machines I am under the impression that the later model has more powerful type bar return springs.

Good to know: the paper release is activated by pushing down the wire frame paper support. This was later changed to a conventional lever on the left side of the carriage.

1954 Brosette Portable #14791

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)
Created: 04-14-2024 at 07:04AM
Last Edit: 04-14-2024 at 07:20AM


Description:

Build like a tank, feels at least as rugged as Olympia's SF (if not more).

Typing action is light, slightly uneven and reminds me on the Halberg design because of the weak return of the type bars. The type bars of my 1955 Brosette return with considerably more force. After comparing both machines I am under the impression that the later model has more powerful type bar return springs.

Good to know: the paper release is activated by pushing down the wire frame paper support. This was later changed to a conventional lever on the left side of the carriage.

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Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)

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I live in The Netherlands.
Most common typewriter brands over here are Triumph/Adler, Olympia, Erika, Olivetti, Remington and Brother.
I collect and restore typewriters to learn about their design and to write with them.
laurenz@planet.nl



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