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1957 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Exemplar 300 Serial # 110208 1957 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Exemplar 300 typewriter, Serial # 110208 Mark Rosenzweig's 1957 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Exemplar 300 typewriter. 2014-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1957 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Exemplar 300 Serial # 110208 Perhaps a prototype or one of a very small quantity made for Polk Brothers, a major but now defunct Chicago area retailer, this is rebranded Princess 300. The owner's manual, most of whose text looks like it was typed and then photo-offset, gives the distributor as Polk Bros. Typewriter Co., Chicago 47. The manual indicates that the push button ribbon color selector on the left of the keyboard should show blue, red and white (for stencil), but the actual machine shows green, red and yellow (for stencil). The rocker button to the right of the keyboard is for setting and clearing tabs -- it's unusual to have a tabulator on such a flat machine; there's also a clear-all-tabs lever on the right-hand side of the carriage. Serial number 110208. Made in West Germany.

1957 Princess (Keller und Knappich) Exemplar 300 #110208

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 03-13-2014 at 12:20PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 12:20PM


Description:

Perhaps a prototype or one of a very small quantity made for Polk Brothers, a major but now defunct Chicago area retailer, this is rebranded Princess 300. The owner's manual, most of whose text looks like it was typed and then photo-offset, gives the distributor as Polk Bros. Typewriter Co., Chicago 47. The manual indicates that the push button ribbon color selector on the left of the keyboard should show blue, red and white (for stencil), but the actual machine shows green, red and yellow (for stencil). The rocker button to the right of the keyboard is for setting and clearing tabs -- it's unusual to have a tabulator on such a flat machine; there's also a clear-all-tabs lever on the right-hand side of the carriage. Serial number 110208. Made in West Germany.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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