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1955 Voss ST 24 Serial # 107527 1955 Voss ST 24 typewriter, Serial # 107527 Bill Guthrie's 1955 Voss ST 24 typewriter. 2023-02-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Bill Guthrie: 1955 Voss ST 24 Serial # 107527 This Voss ST24 was a victim of smoke damage due to wildfires in the area before I bought it. While I managed to knock the intensity of the lingering smell of smoke down quite a bit early on, getting rid of the rest of the odor took a long time. This is arguably the highest quality machine that I have owned. The aluminum body shell with its gullwing ribbon covers is a thing of beauty (provided you like this sort of styling) while the chrome plating appears as if it is incredibly thick. Unlike so many other typewriters, this Voss features a large number of adjustments built into the design of the machine — including the gullwing ribbon covers. This prevents the need for reforming/bending parts that is often required to repair or otherwise fine tune a typewriter. While impressive, the owner of one of the local typewriter stores informs me that these built-in adjustments can lead to all sorts of problems should the wrong set of hands find their way to them (apparently that is when these these machines tend to end up with him).

1955 Voss ST 24 #107527

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Bill Guthrie (Guth)
Created: 01-07-2021 at 01:51PM
Last Edit: 02-02-2023 at 03:47AM


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This Voss ST24 was a victim of smoke damage due to wildfires in the area before I bought it. While I managed to knock the intensity of the lingering smell of smoke down quite a bit early on, getting rid of the rest of the odor took a long time. This is arguably the highest quality machine that I have owned. The aluminum body shell with its gullwing ribbon covers is a thing of beauty (provided you like this sort of styling) while the chrome plating appears as if it is incredibly thick. Unlike so many other typewriters, this Voss features a large number of adjustments built into the design of the machine — including the gullwing ribbon covers. This prevents the need for reforming/bending parts that is often required to repair or otherwise fine tune a typewriter. While impressive, the owner of one of the local typewriter stores informs me that these built-in adjustments can lead to all sorts of problems should the wrong set of hands find their way to them (apparently that is when these these machines tend to end up with him).

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I'm likely more of a casual typewriteaphile than a typewriter humter/collector. That said, what started with a single Olympia SM9 quickly expanded to include two more Olympia typewriters: a 2nd SM9 and a mighty SG3. I've now gone on to add other brands, but thus far I remain most interested in the machines from the 1950's - 1970's. I use all of the typewriters that I own. Typing out a letter, or typing almost anything for that matter, brings me a great deal of satisfaction. The typewriters themselves appeal to my appreciation for well designed mechanical devices.



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