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1963 Siemag L8 Serial # 650572 1963 Siemag L8 typewriter, Serial # 650572 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1963 Siemag L8 typewriter. 2021-09-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1963 Siemag L8 Serial # 650572 As far I can tell this L8 ( if this is the name) shares its insides with its predecessors and shows only minor changes in some details, like the easy detachable carriage. The most obvious difference is its "Shell" which was undertaken by Siemag to give theire "conventional" designed Typewriters ( I personaly like it ) a more modern appearance.

I think they lucked out with it, but sadly the used plastic doesnt has the same promissing properties than a metall body. Imagine how cool it would be, if they did it like "Adler" or "Triumph" in that era. But under the hood plays total quality as the picture show. Siemag didnt had to hide for Olympia or else.

"L8" is maybe not the name of the Typewriter but a specification for the carriage, that could be excanged with several others. There is a very extensive article about the "Stott L1", a licensed Version of this Siemag, from Scott K. on his blog. I can highly recommend it and put the link here:
https://filthyplaten.com/2015/05/24/on-the-packing-bench-the-stott-l1-typewriter/

The absolutely coolest thing in my opinion on this typerwriter, and specially in regards to the very sense of the Typewriter Database, is the fact that the DAY! of manufacture, at least for parts, is perpetuated in the inner steel frame.
As you can see there is a picture in the gallery showing the sequence "28.10.63", what propably names Thursday, the 28th of October 1963 as day of manufacture, according to the European dating system ( DD.MM.YY ). Also displayed is a marking at the inside of the plastic body showing "63". What underpins the assumption.

Besides all that, this Siemag is a really pleasing typewriter, made especially for enduring office work.

1963 Siemag L8 #650572

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 09-15-2021 at 01:53PM
Last Edit: 09-15-2021 at 02:13PM


Description:

As far I can tell this L8 ( if this is the name) shares its insides with its predecessors and shows only minor changes in some details, like the easy detachable carriage. The most obvious difference is its "Shell" which was undertaken by Siemag to give theire "conventional" designed Typewriters ( I personaly like it ) a more modern appearance.

I think they lucked out with it, but sadly the used plastic doesnt has the same promissing properties than a metall body. Imagine how cool it would be, if they did it like "Adler" or "Triumph" in that era. But under the hood plays total quality as the picture show. Siemag didnt had to hide for Olympia or else.

"L8" is maybe not the name of the Typewriter but a specification for the carriage, that could be excanged with several others. There is a very extensive article about the "Stott L1", a licensed Version of this Siemag, from Scott K. on his blog. I can highly recommend it and put the link here:
https://filthyplaten.com/2015/05/24/on-the-packing-bench-the-stott-l1-typewriter/

The absolutely coolest thing in my opinion on this typerwriter, and specially in regards to the very sense of the Typewriter Database, is the fact that the DAY! of manufacture, at least for parts, is perpetuated in the inner steel frame.
As you can see there is a picture in the gallery showing the sequence "28.10.63", what propably names Thursday, the 28th of October 1963 as day of manufacture, according to the European dating system ( DD.MM.YY ). Also displayed is a marking at the inside of the plastic body showing "63". What underpins the assumption.

Besides all that, this Siemag is a really pleasing typewriter, made especially for enduring office work.

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Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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