1954 Triumph Rasanta 50 #8380466
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-14-2018 at 12:46PM
Last Edit: 01-14-2018 at 12:53PM
Born the year I was born, this heavy monster was created for accountant / bookkeeping job.
Barn found, brown of dirt and cowebs.
The propietor looks me like if I were an alien lost in space... and let me leave with the dirty weirdo just for thirty bucks.
It is incredibly complete, under the layers of s***.
And every single button and lever is operative.
There is even a button to put the carriage in "double space".
The beast have a single "leg" on its right side. Checking carefully the underneath, becames obvious that there is no lack of the left "leg". There is no left leg at all, no way to fix a leg on the left side of the typewriter (as the T.A.R.D.I.S. is bigger in the inside, te Rasanta must by heavier in the right side).
I've been looking in the TWDB for another Rasanta. "Triumph Matura and Rasanta" can be found listed there, and the production of them ran from 1950 to 1954. But there are just several Maturas on the TWDB, and no Rasantas at all (till now).
Furthermore, there is no single photo or drawing of a Rasanta in the www.
It would be nice if anyone can enlighten me with a link or a pic.
Lookiing under the segment cover, you can see the Adler symbol. Of course there is a link between Adler, Triumph and Grundig.
That's the way it was on postwar times.
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.
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