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1960 Aztec (Groma) 800 Serial # 1805805 1960 Aztec (Groma) 800 typewriter, Serial # 1805805 Ted Munk's 1960 Aztec (Groma) 800 typewriter. 2022-04-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1960 Aztec (Groma) 800 Serial # 1805805 From the collection of Marcello Vazquez, an Aztec rebrand of a Groma Combina for the US market, oddly named the 800 model, a designation that is also seen on Erika 20's branded as Aztec 800. Serial number is way out of range for the Combina, but is likely a 1960, due to the style of the label matching the very first relabeled Aztecs. This appears to be when other East German machines were remaindered out to Aztec as the East German factories transitioned to being absorbed into Robotron from 1960 through 1962 before they were replaced with Robotrons until 1965.

1960 Aztec (Groma) 800 #1805805

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 04-03-2022 at 03:57PM
Last Edit: 04-04-2022 at 12:38AM


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From the collection of Marcello Vazquez, an Aztec rebrand of a Groma Combina for the US market, oddly named the 800 model, a designation that is also seen on Erika 20's branded as Aztec 800. Serial number is way out of range for the Combina, but is likely a 1960, due to the style of the label matching the very first relabeled Aztecs. This appears to be when other East German machines were remaindered out to Aztec as the East German factories transitioned to being absorbed into Robotron from 1960 through 1962 before they were replaced with Robotrons until 1965.

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