197X Maritsa 30 #30265692
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-13-2020 at 12:56AM
Last Edit: 07-29-2020 at 03:58AM
Maritsa 30 typewriter with Greek keyboard, manufactured in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, by Typewriters Works. Purchased in good overall 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. The woman from whom I bought it, told me that her father had purchased it new in the late 70's - but, I believe, it could be an early 80's machine.
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
Writer and art person from Athens, Greece.
My blog: dimitris-nikou.blogspot.com