1 de octubre de 2011

5 great typewriters from the Alfred R. Wepf collection

These are from my friend Alfred's collection:
Olivetti Lettera DL
Olivetti Lettera DL
Olivetti Graphika
Olivetti Graphika
Mercedes Elektra Schreibmaschine
Mercedes Elektra
IBM 72
IBM 72
The Noiseless Typewriter
The Noiseless Typewriter, Mod. 4
  

5 comentarios:

  1. Nice photos. The Graphika looks just like mine; I wonder which of the two available typefaces it has. Thanks for providing the serial number!

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  2. Very interesting, varied set of typewriters. Truly works of art.

    The Mercedes electric is particularly fascinating. When was it made?

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  3. Oooh, I'm in love with the Olivetti Graphika.

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  4. @ Richard: The Graphika has sn 1810313, so, very close to yours. I didn't think of taking a writing sample, but will ask Alfred to send me one.
    @ Cameron: Mercedes Elektra Mod. 2 was apparently made between 1927 and 1933. This one has sn 3859, but I don't know the exact year of manufacture.
    I think that all of these machines, spanning 5 decades, are testimony of the greatness and diversity of typewriter production.

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