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1959 "Safari Model" Triumph Typewriter
  • 1959 "Safari Model" Triumph Typewriter

    €520.00Price

    Just in time for Summer! This "Safari model" Triumph is the perfect typing machine for you to use on safari, on the porch, in the summer cabin or wherever. With the "khaki & cream" colouring and beautiful lines we can envision a very stylish person typing on it while it rests on a folding camp table on safari somewhere. The external design is beautiful and evocative of the late 50s or early 60s. The internal mechanics are as good as they come. Those who know Triumphs know what I am talking about. And what a feel! The typing is tight and fast and there is no carriage in the entire typewriter kingdom that moves as smoothly or lightly.

    This is a perfect example of the Gabriele typewriter. It was considered a "high end" typewriter when it was introduced. This one is in exceptionally fine cosmetic condition and it is working perfectly. The typeface is a very handsome Pica (10 characters to the inch) and the keyboard is QWERTY. This typewriter has been fully serviced, completely cleaned, aligned, adjusted and lubricated for years of good service. It has been outfitted with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately. This typewriter comes with the original brushes, original factory typing test and User Manual and the original key for the case.

     

     

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. They are fully guaranteed to work. Most shipments to the US arrive in 3 days--often much faster than most domestic shipments within the US. Acme typewriters are carefully selected, beautifully restored and come with a one-year mechanical warranty and lifetime customer-service. Each comes with a lead seal, attached to the body, identifying it as a fully-restored Acme typewriter. Many new dealers strive to imitate us--none succeed.

    The platen roller is smooth and clean with a fine imprint on the paper (see typing sample). The paper feed rollers, which are a composition material of rubber and cork, or simply cork, are in fine condition and grip the paper well. The rubber feet are still in fine condition and soft, holding the typewriter well to the desktop. The chrome is shiny and unblemished. The painted finish is in perfect condition.

    The original hard case is in nearly perfect condition with the external Triumph badge intact. The chrome is unblemished and the handle like new.

    For a discussion of Triumph typewriters visit:
    https://typewriterreview.com/2016/09/27/triumph-perfekt/
    https://oztypewriter.blogspot.nl/2012/05/triumph-portable-typewriters.html

    Short History of the Triumph Typewriters: Two Germans, Siegfried Bettmann and M. Schulte, founded the“ Triumph Cycle Company Ltd” in England around 1890. In 1896 they decided to establish a subsidiary “Triumph-Fahrrad-Werke AG” back in Nürnberg.  In Germany, the company began to focus on the manufacture of typewriters instead of bicycles and motorcycles. During World War II production of typewriters ceased as arms production was started. In 1953 Triumph was taken over by Grundig, merged with Adlerwerke and renamed Triumph-Adler and in 1957 the popular Gabriele portable typewriter and an electric typewriter were introduced. In 1979 the company was acquired by Volkswagen and in 1986 by the Italian typewriter company, Olivetti. Typewriter production was closed down in 1997. (some information from: http://typewriter.slk.fi/typewriter-collection/triumph/)

    This exceptional example of a Triumph Gabriele will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty.
    Check our reviews on Etsy to see how our friends react to the care we take in our packing. It will be fully insured during shipment.
    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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