18 Aug 2014

Why East German?



Sent from my Sigma SM 1000

7 comments:

  1. Well... you've said it already. It's the soul! Although I mostly feel attracted to the pre-WWII German models, I couldn't agree more with you. HEAR HEAR!

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    1. Ah, but why are their souls different?

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  2. I have found myself being quite attracted to german machines of late myself. Pre war mostly (Spider, I have been focusing a lot on that as well of late) and post war models.

    Great to see you have been getting so much joy out of machines from one country.

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    1. I'll have to agree with you there. Part of why I have more later East German ones is just down to price and how it's easy to get them cheaply. XD I suppose this post could be an adding on to the obvious that pre-war German typewriters are some of the most fantastic ones out there.

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  3. I agree, it's a fascinating group of machines. And yes, they have souls.

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  4. I wonder what it says about me that I prefer late 40's Royals, Brother JP-1's and Selectric 721's? :D

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    1. It says that each person is unique and no typewriter collector prefers exactly the same typewriters!

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