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196X Groma Kolibri Luxus Serial # A48679 196X Groma Kolibri Luxus typewriter, Serial # A48679 Mark Rosenzweig's 196X Groma Kolibri Luxus typewriter. 2015-01-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 196X Groma Kolibri Luxus Serial # A48679 This final version of Groma's flat typewriter includes a touch control (via the dial to the left of the keyboard) and plastic card holders, and also has a three-position ribbon selector (the dial to the right of the keyboard). Among its interesting features: putting the paper support arm in its stowed position locks the carriage -- pressing the release button pops the paper support up and releases the carriage; the line spacing selected appears in a tiny window cut-out at the front of the chrome platen end piece on the left side. Serial number indicates it likely was made in 1963, which may have been the last year of production. Made in East Germany.

196X Groma Kolibri Luxus #A48679

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 03-13-2014 at 12:25PM
Last Edit: 01-12-2015 at 07:59PM


Description:

This final version of Groma's flat typewriter includes a touch control (via the dial to the left of the keyboard) and plastic card holders, and also has a three-position ribbon selector (the dial to the right of the keyboard). Among its interesting features: putting the paper support arm in its stowed position locks the carriage -- pressing the release button pops the paper support up and releases the carriage; the line spacing selected appears in a tiny window cut-out at the front of the chrome platen end piece on the left side. Serial number indicates it likely was made in 1963, which may have been the last year of production. Made in East Germany.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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