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1955 Groma Gromina Serial # 531014 1955 Groma Gromina typewriter, Serial # 531014 Jonathan Taylor's 1955 Groma Gromina typewriter. 2021-06-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Taylor: 1955 Groma Gromina Serial # 531014 I bought my Groma Gromina from Tom Lucas (a big shout out to www.thetypewriterman.co.uk). Apparently, someone converted the keyboard to QWERTY, while the platen looks like a new one, rather than an old one that was just refaced - there is no way the rubber on the platen is nearly 70 years old. The typewriter is in great condition, there are only a few minor scratches to the ribbon cover, perhaps caused by a former owner who used the return lever with too much gusto - an East German dissident maybe; who knows?

1955 Groma Gromina #531014

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jonathan Taylor (Jonathan84)
Created: 03-20-2021 at 06:00PM
Last Edit: 06-13-2021 at 11:09AM


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I bought my Groma Gromina from Tom Lucas (a big shout out to www.thetypewriterman.co.uk). Apparently, someone converted the keyboard to QWERTY, while the platen looks like a new one, rather than an old one that was just refaced - there is no way the rubber on the platen is nearly 70 years old. The typewriter is in great condition, there are only a few minor scratches to the ribbon cover, perhaps caused by a former owner who used the return lever with too much gusto - an East German dissident maybe; who knows?

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Hunter: Jonathan Taylor (Jonathan84)

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I am a typewriter collector based in Somerset, England. I started collecting in the of winter 2020, shortly before the first Covid-19 lockdown. I am self-employed and, like a lot of people during the pandemic, I found myself without work for a while; before adjusting to the so-called 'new normal'! One advantage of this period was that I could spend time getting to know the Adler Gabriele 25 that I bought. I soon found many other sellers online offering fully serviced machines for reasonable prices, such as Mike Beale's "Typewriter Store" on Etsy, Tom Lucas "The Typewriter Man" and George Blackman; as well as sellers on eBay, of course. Suffice it to say I got the bug for collecting thereafter.

Note: If anyone is wondering what the typewriter is in my profile picture, it is a custom finished Olympia SM4, which I bought online from a typewriter store here in the UK. The silver glitter finish was quite jaw-dropping (the photo does not do it justice) and apparently took the seller a long time to get right (the finish was not my request, I might add). However, the machine had several flaws, plus I really didn't like the 'qwertz' layout. I had to send it back for a refund - which is the only time I have returned a typewriter. I soon found my bottle green Olympia SM3, which is now my favourite - so there was a happy ending.



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