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198x Maritsa 30 Serial # 303116993 198x Maritsa 30 typewriter, Serial # 303116993 Tas Kyprianou's 198x Maritsa 30 typewriter. 2023-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 198x Maritsa 30 Serial # 303116993 Gifted to me as a "combat" typewriter, this is another plastic but fantastic little typer. A superb action producing a beautiful imprint and a surprisingly acceptable sound. It reminded me of my old Silver Reed only far less clanky and also, this has tons of character. I find it rather pretty in an Etch-a-sketch design (no curves at all) kind of way. Really good for touch typing; you can gather quite a speed on this. If you see one of these going for toffees on eBay or at a flea market, treat yourself. You could easily do a lot worse. Thank you, Paul, this one's a keeper . . . I know it's going to get a lot of use.

** Update. I just had a session with my 1959 Hermes 2000 and my 1971 Hermes 3000 (what machines the pair of them!) Then I took the Maritsa off the shelf and had a go. The penny dropped. This Maritsa has a real Hermes touch about it.

198x Maritsa 30 #303116993

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 07-07-2022 at 01:21AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2023 at 10:46AM


Description:

Gifted to me as a "combat" typewriter, this is another plastic but fantastic little typer. A superb action producing a beautiful imprint and a surprisingly acceptable sound. It reminded me of my old Silver Reed only far less clanky and also, this has tons of character. I find it rather pretty in an Etch-a-sketch design (no curves at all) kind of way. Really good for touch typing; you can gather quite a speed on this. If you see one of these going for toffees on eBay or at a flea market, treat yourself. You could easily do a lot worse. Thank you, Paul, this one's a keeper . . . I know it's going to get a lot of use.

** Update. I just had a session with my 1959 Hermes 2000 and my 1971 Hermes 3000 (what machines the pair of them!) Then I took the Maritsa off the shelf and had a go. The penny dropped. This Maritsa has a real Hermes touch about it.

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Ribbon covers slide off NOT pull upwards. Hence why I think these are a different colour . . . they're probably off an other machine.
Ribbon covers slide off NOT pull upwards. Hence why I think these are a different colour . . . they're probably off an other machine.


Pancake flat.
Pancake flat.





Pica sized
Pica sized





Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3930

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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