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This “Olympia” model was the first portable typewriter of the brand, and precursor of a wide series of portable machines. It was launched in 1931 and produced in Erfurt, Germany by “Europa Schreibmaschinen AG”, part of the AEG group. To further exploit the increasingly popular “Olympia” brand, the factory became “Olympia Werke AG” by the end of the 1930s. This typewriter model carried the name “Olympia” alone for the first couple of years of production (like in the case of this machine) but by the end of 1932 it was further designated as “Progress” and two new models, the “Elite” and the “Simplex”, were created.
Torpedo 18 in salmon pink and ivory, gorgeous from every angle. Its precise and fast mechanism makes the typing experience absolutely pleasant and fluent. A prize-winning machine and favorite among writers and collectors alike.
Brand: Torpedo Model: 18 a Type: Portable Manufacturer: Remington Buromaschinen GmbH (name after the 1931 purchase of Torpedo Büromaschinen Werke AG) Serial Number: 1 273 804 Year of production: Early 1960s Keyboard: German QWERTZ Weight: 7kg / 9kg (with case)
Brand: Hermes Model: Baby Design: Giuseppe Prezioso Type: Ultra-portable Manufacturer: Paillard S.A., Yverdon, Switzerland Serial Number: 5 134 444 Year of production: 1949 Keyboard: German QWERTZ Weight: ca. 4 Kg (with case)
Brand: Olympia Model: Traveller de Luxe Manufacturer: Olympia Werke AG – Wilhelmshaven, West Germany Designer: Alfons Boothby, Georges Joseph (1969) Serial Number: 15-4 763 886 Year of production: 1970s Production period: 1969-1985 Keyboard: German QWERTZ Weight: 5 Kg (with case) Dimensions: W31 L30 H7,5 (cm)
Bauhaus pioneer Prof. Wilhelm Wagenfeld designed the ABC typewriter. Neatly bringing together all the modern features of a typewriter of its time, the ABC was made to look good from every perspective and on any decor.
Brand: ABC Manufacturer: Koch Adler Nähmaschinen Werke A.G. – Bielefeld, West Germany Designer: Prof. Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990), Bauhaus pioneer Serial Number: 3-95 943 Year of production: ca. 1960 Production period: 1955-1963 Keyboard: German QWERTZ Weight: 4kg / 5kg (with case)
The Underwood 315 is one of the re-brands of the Olivetti Dora, designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Underwood-Olivetti manufacturer. This light-weighted portable, represented a radical departure, both aesthetically and ergonomically, from conventional design.