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195X Neckermann (Groma) Brillant Junior Serial # 000 195X Neckermann (Groma) Brillant Junior typewriter, Serial # 000 Timothy Lamke's 195X Neckermann (Groma) Brillant Junior typewriter. 2020-12-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Timothy Lamke: 195X Neckermann (Groma) Brillant Junior Serial # 000 195X Groma Kolibri rebranded for West Germany.

Will update with s/n next time I take the bottom panel off.

I bought this locally for $45 USD. It was already in decently good condition but needed usual cleaning. Years of nicotine buildup. I flushed the segment, degreased it, and waxed the paint finish. The platen ratchet release wheel was not working. I ended up taking the entire platen out and in the process the ratchet pawl and pivot came out, causing several hours of confusion while I tried to reverse engineer it. Once back together, and a black silk ribbon installed, I finally got to test it out.

There is a reason these are so desired. Beautiful, sleek design. The typing action is so far superior to my Skyriter that I am likely to sell that. The ribbon cover is very finicky to install which causes the return lever to drag across it if you're not careful. Came with a beautiful vinyl carrying case with intact handles and zipper. Will look forward to using this for many years to come.

195X Neckermann (Groma) Brillant Junior #000

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Timothy Lamke (tlamke)
Created: 12-07-2020 at 09:39PM
Last Edit: 12-07-2020 at 09:53PM


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195X Groma Kolibri rebranded for West Germany.

Will update with s/n next time I take the bottom panel off.

I bought this locally for $45 USD. It was already in decently good condition but needed usual cleaning. Years of nicotine buildup. I flushed the segment, degreased it, and waxed the paint finish. The platen ratchet release wheel was not working. I ended up taking the entire platen out and in the process the ratchet pawl and pivot came out, causing several hours of confusion while I tried to reverse engineer it. Once back together, and a black silk ribbon installed, I finally got to test it out.

There is a reason these are so desired. Beautiful, sleek design. The typing action is so far superior to my Skyriter that I am likely to sell that. The ribbon cover is very finicky to install which causes the return lever to drag across it if you're not careful. Came with a beautiful vinyl carrying case with intact handles and zipper. Will look forward to using this for many years to come.

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