8 de enero de 2013

Typewriterwasher

This is not a dishwasher - it's TYPEWRITERWASHERS. Seen and copyrighted on "Swiss ebay" ricardo.ch here and here.

Number 1: DREGO-Waschautomat by Wilhelm Dreusicke & Co. KG. Dreusicke was the major German tool- and spare parts maker for typewriters for decades. There is actually a German utility patent on "REINIGUNGSAPPARAT MIT SPRUEHSTRAHLSYSTEM UND SICHERHEITSSCHALTER" from 17 August 1978 (see pdf here). I am not sure whether it's the same model, but the machine shown here was produced in 1980 so this would fit. It could also be "REINIGUNGSAPPARAT MIT MOTORPUMPEN UND SPRUEHSTRAHLSYSTEM UND 2 GETRENNTEN FLUESSIGKEITSBEHAELTERN" granted 17 November 1977 (see pdf here).









 Typewriter washing machine number 2:

This is a Swiss label, probably pegged on the motor.


  

7 comentarios:

  1. Where did you find these? Fascinating!

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    1. They are being auctioned in Switzerland, the links are on top of the post. Always something new in typewriter-land...

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  2. Interesting indeed. I wonder if they'll post to Australia!

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    1. The seller says you need to pick them up on the spot. I suppose some of them were exported to Australia then, and with a bit of luck you'll find one.

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  3. Those are fantastic. Now all that is needed is a typewriter spin dryer to mate with it.

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  4. Wow. I assume these didn't use water, right? Specialized chemicals?

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    1. Yes I guess so. The patent mentions a cleaning liquid (Reinigungsflüssigkeit), which moves through filters in a closed circuit, i.e. the liquid gets recycled.

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