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1962 Voss Privat Serial # 214371 1962 Voss Privat typewriter, Serial # 214371 John-Richard Pagan's 1962 Voss Privat typewriter. 2016-03-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John-Richard Pagan: 1962 Voss Privat Serial # 214371 The Voss Privat has quickly become a favorite to type on. Add to it real silk ribbon, and it becomes a crisp sounding, clean typer with class and style. However, I have learned that there is real reason to question whether the Privat is truly a member of the Voss family of typewriters. Through a great deal of reading I have learned that in fact this typewriter looks almost perfectly identical to the Oliver Courier, which stopped being prodcued at the same time that the Voss Privat came into production.

Additionally, the Voss serial numbers have nothing in common with this typewriter.

For more information, check out:

http://typewriters.ch/collection/voss_privat.html

1962 Voss Privat #214371

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-23-2015 at 09:31PM
Last Edit: 03-12-2016 at 07:47AM


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The Voss Privat has quickly become a favorite to type on. Add to it real silk ribbon, and it becomes a crisp sounding, clean typer with class and style. However, I have learned that there is real reason to question whether the Privat is truly a member of the Voss family of typewriters. Through a great deal of reading I have learned that in fact this typewriter looks almost perfectly identical to the Oliver Courier, which stopped being prodcued at the same time that the Voss Privat came into production.

Additionally, the Voss serial numbers have nothing in common with this typewriter.

For more information, check out:

http://typewriters.ch/collection/voss_privat.html

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I have only been at this for about a year. However, Having struggled with health issues, while attempting to complete my doctorate in clinical psychology, I find this a great source of comfort and encouragement. Not everything that appears old and useless is indeed old and useless. The right person can always pick out the treasures behind the rust.

My interests started in a rather eclectic manner. And, it started much like it does for many of us. I wanted to get back to writing, and wanted to do it without all the high-tech mumbo-jumbo! I wanted a typewriter.

So, I set out on a bath to find one that worked for me, and that sent me toward first Royal and then Smith Corona. My first two usable typewriters were my Royal Arrow (SN:962522) and my Smith-Corona Portable (SN: 1C-2163). But, then I went crazy! Large ones, small ones, usable, or not... I loved them all!

Today, I try to keep myself down to about 25 or less in my collection. My primary focus is on portable typewriters manufactured between 1929 - 1965. And, my focus is mostly on European makes, especially those from Germany.

As for the perfect typewriter, for me? Well, I have a few. They are German made Olympia SM3s, SM4s, and an SM7 (newly acquired), as well as my Voss Privat, my Gossen Tippa-B, and my Brosettes. I guess I couldn't choose between them!



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