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1960 Triumph Gabriele-E Serial # 1504301 1960 Triumph Gabriele-E typewriter, Serial # 1504301 Kevin Stallaert's 1960 Triumph Gabriele-E typewriter. 2022-02-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kevin Stallaert: 1960 Triumph Gabriele-E Serial # 1504301 A member of the typewriter discord was looking for a qwerty typewriter with French accent symbols and a small font size (12CPI). I found two typewriters that fit the description. He chose this one. I picked it up, removed it from the bottom plate (rubber sections of the case lock did not form back out of place. Removed and replaced those), got the seized escapement back in working order (needed a good flush and afterwards fresh oil) and put felt where there used to be (disintegrated) foam on the bottom plate. Now it has been shipped to the United States.

18-nov-2021: arrived in the states!

1960 Triumph Gabriele-E #1504301

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)
Created: 11-13-2021 at 02:31PM
Last Edit: 02-22-2022 at 02:48AM


Description:

A member of the typewriter discord was looking for a qwerty typewriter with French accent symbols and a small font size (12CPI). I found two typewriters that fit the description. He chose this one. I picked it up, removed it from the bottom plate (rubber sections of the case lock did not form back out of place. Removed and replaced those), got the seized escapement back in working order (needed a good flush and afterwards fresh oil) and put felt where there used to be (disintegrated) foam on the bottom plate. Now it has been shipped to the United States.

18-nov-2021: arrived in the states!

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Left side
Left side

Left-front side
Left-front side

Front
Front

Right-front
Right-front

Back
Back

Ribbon cover removed
Ribbon cover removed

Cleaned slugs
Cleaned slugs

Serial number location on the carriage
Serial number location on the carriage

Bottom of the typewriter
Bottom of the typewriter

Serial number location  on the bottom frame. This is the first typewriter that I've found that has the serial number in two places.
Serial number location on the bottom frame. This is the first typewriter that I've found that has the serial number in two places.

Bottom plate with new rubber hose (fuel hose, OD 10 mm, ID 5 mm) and felt patches where the feet of the typewriter rest in the bottom plate
Bottom plate with new rubber hose (fuel hose, OD 10 mm, ID 5 mm) and felt patches where the feet of the typewriter rest in the bottom plate

Typewriter in bottom plate
Typewriter in bottom plate

Cover plate in the back, with a bag with brushes in the cover
Cover plate in the back, with a bag with brushes in the cover

Closed cover. Unfortunately the "Triumph" badge was missing.
Closed cover. Unfortunately the "Triumph" badge was missing.

Contents of the brown bag: two original brushes. One for dusting (top one) and one for slug cleaning (bottom one)
Contents of the brown bag: two original brushes. One for dusting (top one) and one for slug cleaning (bottom one)

The slug  cleaning brush has plastic wires on the outside and brass wires on the inside. Pushing down hard on the brush would give you "extra scrubbing" power.
The slug cleaning brush has plastic wires on the outside and brass wires on the inside. Pushing down hard on the brush would give you "extra scrubbing" power.

Quality control sheet
Quality control sheet

Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)

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I fell into the typewriter rabbit hole due to nostalgia: I used to have a massive Olympia SG1 when I was a kid. It formed my typing habits, which is why I am called a "furious typer" by my coworkers. Came across the r/typewriters page on Reddit which rekindled my love for these wonderful machines. Lets just hope I don't start pushing screens off my desk when I reach the end of a line...



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