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1961 Voss ST 24 Serial # 191385 1961 Voss ST 24 typewriter, Serial # 191385 Gerald Ambrose's 1961 Voss ST 24 typewriter. 2023-09-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1961 Voss ST 24 Serial # 191385 Found at the same antique store as the 1938 Royal De Luxe.

I saw the unique case and once I pulled another portable typewriter off of the top I and looked inside I was excited to see the Voss badge! Excitement soon died away when I found that most of the keys were completely stuck. I have wanted to find a Voss since my early days of collecting after seeing a pair for sale on Craigslist, so I brought it home and got to work.
Eventually I got the action freed up, but it is by no means ready to type. Several keys still seem to have burrs that cause some of the key levers to hang up after being struck. The issue lies with the lower segment which seems to have either swelled or corroded. Either way, it would need to be completely disassembled and I’m not sure that I have the skills to do it. Maybe in the future I will carefully pull it apart and have a closer look.
I really like the typeface.

1961 Voss ST 24 #191385

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Created: 09-14-2023 at 07:08AM
Last Edit: 09-14-2023 at 07:10AM


Description:

Found at the same antique store as the 1938 Royal De Luxe.

I saw the unique case and once I pulled another portable typewriter off of the top I and looked inside I was excited to see the Voss badge! Excitement soon died away when I found that most of the keys were completely stuck. I have wanted to find a Voss since my early days of collecting after seeing a pair for sale on Craigslist, so I brought it home and got to work.
Eventually I got the action freed up, but it is by no means ready to type. Several keys still seem to have burrs that cause some of the key levers to hang up after being struck. The issue lies with the lower segment which seems to have either swelled or corroded. Either way, it would need to be completely disassembled and I’m not sure that I have the skills to do it. Maybe in the future I will carefully pull it apart and have a closer look.
I really like the typeface.

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Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

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I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.



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