Monday, May 13, 2013
Readers of my post "Spires and square donuts" were impressed with John Lambert's deluxe case for his Gossen Tippa (above — notice the Tippa logo). John has now sent me these images of a brochure that shows the case.
"Ask for a nonbinding demonstration from Karl Schreiber, Freiburg/Br. Almendweg 27
"The machine weighs only 4 kg, is only 5.7 cm high, measures 30 x 28 cm, and nonetheless is extremely stable and reliable, and sophisticatedly equipped. In short, it is a high-quality typewriter with a normal platen, keys that are secure to the touch, and convenient levers; it has 3 line-spacing options, automatic ribbon reverse, stencil setting, releases for the platen, carriage, and paper, and even a touch adjuster. It is available in pica or pearl [elite] for nearly every language. In addition to the tried and tested sand color, it is also available in black, maroon, light grey, cerulean blue, or ivory white.
"Easy payment terms with minimal down payment up to 18 months!"
"The frame of the Tippa is cast in one piece—so every little screw 'sits' tight and can't be moved. A minimal depression of a key and a universal Schaltring [I'm not sure how to translate this term] permit the fastest writing, with noticeably precise impressions. The silent carriage return is also notable. At least 6 clean copies can easily be achieved. Since a carriage lock keeps the carriage precisely in the middle of the typewriter, it cannot be displaced even inside its case. Control openings in the paper guide show the end of the line. — Together with the elegant, sophisticated leather briefcase, the Tippa becomes a 'flying office.'
"Machine with metal case, DM 325. Special leather briefcase, DM 70.
"Gossen TIPPA: 'always there with you'"
One interesting detail about the Gossen Tippa is that the feed rollers are controlled by two separate levers on left and right. Why?
Typed by Richard P at 12:44 PM