That is a magnificent find. The lack of chrome takes away a lot of this model's beauty though, and it feels unfinished. No wonder they had to stick a label on it that said the quality is unchanged.
I agree, especially with the keys. At first I thought they were tarnished and I could polish them up, but it's clear that they just weren't chromed to begin with. The black finish I appreciate, and I wish they had applied it to the keyrings as well—perhaps they didn't because the black would wear down with typing, as it does on the Remington portables with black-painted metal keyrings.
Wonderful addition to your collection. It is one of the nicest looking typewriters I've seen made by Groma.
It is very nice, although the matte metal finish (instead of chrome) to the keyrings takes away from the attractiveness a bit.
These wartime Gromas are beautiful ... and sinister.
Thanks for posting history and great photos on this machine. I'm partial to the action on the pre-war and -post-war models. I hope this one loosens up.
Thanks for well-informed reading and beautiful pictures! Your machine looks quite similar to my very recent purchase, s/n 248172, with the "Kriegsaufmachung ..." logo added below the spacebar. Mine, however, has a non-modified Norwegian typeset, with æ, ø and å (Swedish: ä, ö and å). A little oddity is that the "Umschalter" key to the right is marked "Omskifter" - correct Norwegian - while the left one is marked "Omskiftare" - which is unquestionably Swedish. Maybe this could be indicative of its German origin - made to different Scandinavian specifications, but not assembled by natives...