198X Maritsa 30 #30265692
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-13-2020 at 12:56AM
Last Edit: 08-23-2020 at 02:54AM
Maritsa 30 typewriter with Greek keyboard, manufactured in Bulgaria, by Typewriters Works.
Purchased in good condition, as it was kept unused and stored for many years. I cannot be sure about the exact year of manufacture and it is impossible to find serial number records for Bulgarian made typewriters anywhere on the net - but, I am sure it's an early 80's machine, because the keyboard follows the simplified monotonic orthography system of the Greek language, officialy introduced in 1982. Earlier typewriters with Greek keyboard had special keys with more tonic and accent symbols that were in use - it was called polytonic system and it was more complex.
I cleaned and oiled it, managed to solve some issues with sticky keys, changed the ribbon and now the typewriter works fine. It's a beautiful machine, looks cheap with all this plastic, but the mechanical parts give a confident feeling when I type. It's the first piece of my collection.
Hunter: Dimitris Nikou (dimnikou)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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