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1955 Gossen Pilot Serial # 133228 1955 Gossen Pilot typewriter, Serial # 133228 Tom Rehkopf's 1955 Gossen Pilot typewriter. 2018-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Rehkopf: 1955 Gossen Pilot Serial # 133228 Gossen Tippa Pilot S/N 133228, in a lovely dark maroon. Major eye candy, with gull-wing ribbon covers, plus it's a very nice typer despite a rock-hard platen. The case has storage for "necessaries."

Depress the small spring-loaded lever at the base of the carriage return lever and it folds down to allow the lever end to nestle into a cutout notch in the base of the frame for storage. Very cool.

Very nice 12 pitch Elite typeface, that seems to me to have a slight whiff of Techno to it, but maybe that's just me.

This was an eBay purchase, after despairing of ever finding one locally. Some machines just aren't going to show up on Craigslist; you could grow old waiting. Seller followed packing instructions perfectly and USPS deposited it gently (yes, gently!) at my garage door under a covered overhang. Amazing.

Be nice to your local mail carrier and make sure you get him/her a nice gift card at Christmas time, it will be the best investment you ever made.

1955 Gossen Pilot #133228

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tom Rehkopf (TomR)
Created: 05-13-2018 at 06:37PM
Last Edit: 05-13-2018 at 06:45PM


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Gossen Tippa Pilot S/N 133228, in a lovely dark maroon. Major eye candy, with gull-wing ribbon covers, plus it's a very nice typer despite a rock-hard platen. The case has storage for "necessaries."

Depress the small spring-loaded lever at the base of the carriage return lever and it folds down to allow the lever end to nestle into a cutout notch in the base of the frame for storage. Very cool.

Very nice 12 pitch Elite typeface, that seems to me to have a slight whiff of Techno to it, but maybe that's just me.

This was an eBay purchase, after despairing of ever finding one locally. Some machines just aren't going to show up on Craigslist; you could grow old waiting. Seller followed packing instructions perfectly and USPS deposited it gently (yes, gently!) at my garage door under a covered overhang. Amazing.

Be nice to your local mail carrier and make sure you get him/her a nice gift card at Christmas time, it will be the best investment you ever made.

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Hunter: Tom Rehkopf (TomR)

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Collecting typewriters off and on for 25 years, more "on" the last couple years. Meshes well with my other collecting hobby, fountain pens. Typewriters seem to find me, I don't have to look for them. First there are a couple, then 10, then 20, then 50...its getting out of hand.



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