Friday, June 24, 2011

From Russia With Indifference










The Ortekh:




Side by side comparison

Paperwork from the Ortekh:


The primary workers are named on the test sheet: Soboleva, Martinov, and Moiseeva. I have to say the alignment in 1993 was good.


Sloppy Ortekh logo:


The Moskva's psychedelic plastic spool:


Price 110 rubles:




Seen online: an early Moskva with impressive decals.



A later model, which I would guess came between the decal model and my Moskva:


-- And I'd guess that this model came between my Moskva and my Ortekh:



4 comments:

  1. very cool. love the glimpse of the history.
    there's a Japy Script on shopgoodwill within driving distance of you, maybe someone coming to your gathering would want it.

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  2. Very interesting find. And with that kind of a $20 temptation, it was a lost cause. I just gave in to a temptation myself for $27, my first real antique, museum type. I figured, I had to celebrate Typewriter Day a little more and reading your post, I really feel I'm not alone by any measure ( :

    (notagain, I bought the antique over that label-less Japy on Shopgoodwill)

    Great comparisons with the other Russian machines, I'm learning a lot.

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  3. Correction: my temptation was $23.59!

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  4. I failed to get a Cyrillic Lettera a month or so back. Son egging me on (he'd love an Arabic Oliver - who wouldn't?) but the price went too high. Love the utter faith in the system demonstrated by the punched-on price tag. The second to last photo gets my vote. Want one. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the century!

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