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195x VariTyper Engineering Serial # 508187 16 195x VariTyper Engineering typewriter, Serial # 508187 16 Erik Bruchez's 195x VariTyper Engineering typewriter. 2024-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 195x VariTyper Engineering Serial # 508187 16 This machine is an "Engineering" model because it doesn't have proportional spacing or justification. However, it looks otherwise like a Varityper DSJ from the 1950s/early 1960s. Missing from the Engineering models:

- margin dial
- justification dial
- justification mechanism
- proportional (differential) escapement

From this point of view, this is a more direct descendant of the Hammond compared to other Varityper models, and the closest to a proper "typewriter"!

I am considering this specimen as a parts machine due to its poor, rusty condition, but who knows, it might be possible to revive it.

The drawer did contain (fixed space) fonts, which I derusted. I managed to save at least 8 of them. A few more might be salvageable.

- 2024-04-26: Added more pictures.

195x VariTyper Engineering #508187 16

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 04-24-2024 at 04:13PM
Last Edit: 04-26-2024 at 09:34PM


Description:

This machine is an "Engineering" model because it doesn't have proportional spacing or justification. However, it looks otherwise like a Varityper DSJ from the 1950s/early 1960s. Missing from the Engineering models:

- margin dial
- justification dial
- justification mechanism
- proportional (differential) escapement

From this point of view, this is a more direct descendant of the Hammond compared to other Varityper models, and the closest to a proper "typewriter"!

I am considering this specimen as a parts machine due to its poor, rusty condition, but who knows, it might be possible to revive it.

The drawer did contain (fixed space) fonts, which I derusted. I managed to save at least 8 of them. A few more might be salvageable.

- 2024-04-26: Added more pictures.

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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