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1958 Collegiate (ABC) Portable Serial # 50140 1958 Collegiate (ABC) Portable typewriter, Serial # 50140 Nick Bodemer's 1958 Collegiate (ABC) Portable typewriter. 2018-01-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Bodemer: 1958 Collegiate (ABC) Portable Serial # 50140 This typewriter formerly belonged to Scott O. It was made for SS Kresge. it was made by ABC in Germany and is an amazing machine. Unlike the Cole-Steel, this portable was only offered in Pica. Also, unlike the Cole-Steel, it lacks a touch adjuster. The only advertiser of the Collegiate portable was S.S. Kresge, which later became Kmart.

1958 Collegiate (ABC) Portable #50140

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Nick Bodemer (texbodemer)
Created: 12-31-2016 at 04:17PM
Last Edit: 01-24-2018 at 01:25PM


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This typewriter formerly belonged to Scott O. It was made for SS Kresge. it was made by ABC in Germany and is an amazing machine. Unlike the Cole-Steel, this portable was only offered in Pica. Also, unlike the Cole-Steel, it lacks a touch adjuster. The only advertiser of the Collegiate portable was S.S. Kresge, which later became Kmart.

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Hunter: Nick Bodemer (texbodemer)

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I love collecting and researching portable typewriters. Author of Portable Typewriters, Boxing the Space Needle, and Mid--Century Portable Typewriter Spotter's Guide. I especially enjoy mid-century portables, and those that need a little love. Member of the Lake City Lions since 2014.



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