19XX Kovac (Nakajima) M-103 #3X100109
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-02-2014 at 03:59PM
Last Edit: 07-04-2014 at 01:53PM
I had to slip this machine in the Nakajima category because one doesn't exist for Kovac. I don't know anything about the Kovac name, but this is definitely a just a rebadged typewriter.
I'm not a cunning linguist, so my best guess is that this is an Arabic machine, which means it types from right to left, and that everything associated with the carriage is reversed. The line space lever has to be pushed to the left to advance the page and return the carriage to the beginning of a new line. It's also very odd - for me - to see the drawband drum on the right side.
With respect to the type sample, for obvious reasons the first three lines were typed using an Olympia and not this machine.
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.
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