19XX Monac Simplex #9701
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-21-2016 at 12:08PM
Last Edit: 08-24-2016 at 06:06PM
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.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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