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19XX Monac Simplex Serial # 9701 19XX Monac Simplex typewriter, Serial # 9701 Richard Polt's 19XX Monac Simplex typewriter. 2016-08-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 19XX Monac Simplex Serial # 9701 OK, who can help me out here?

This machine with an AZERTY keyboard has a mechanism vaguely like a Royal portable, and an automatic margin system similar to the one on a Hermes 2000. The shell and ribbon cover are heavy, cast metal.

I know of one other such typewriter in a collector's hands, with a serial number just slightly after mine, labeled Avgvsta Monaco.

The Monac and Avgvsta Monaco names have also appeared on machines made by SIM, but this is either a different design from SIM or was made by a separate company.

I am guessing at a manufacture date in the early '50s.

19XX Monac Simplex #9701

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-21-2016 at 12:08PM
Last Edit: 08-24-2016 at 06:06PM


Description:

OK, who can help me out here?

This machine with an AZERTY keyboard has a mechanism vaguely like a Royal portable, and an automatic margin system similar to the one on a Hermes 2000. The shell and ribbon cover are heavy, cast metal.

I know of one other such typewriter in a collector's hands, with a serial number just slightly after mine, labeled Avgvsta Monaco.

The Monac and Avgvsta Monaco names have also appeared on machines made by SIM, but this is either a different design from SIM or was made by a separate company.

I am guessing at a manufacture date in the early '50s.

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