Friday, May 31, 2013

It's been a while... Here's something new

Got this in yesterday... definitely needs a bath. I've been off the grid and away from the typosphere for a while now because of school... I did bring 10 machines home for the summer to take care of and got this one in to make a total of 11 at home right now... I've clearly been slacking, but hope to make up for it over the course of the summer.


  1. You know, when you've given this machine a good clean, I think you will find that it is actually that beautiful Groma burgundy colour that the used.

  2. A very nice typewriter. I have one of this same model (although without the SS symbol), and it is quite pleasant to type on. Now, was the eBay seller aware that this was an SS typewriter, or was that just a pleasant surprise? I only ask because it wasn't mentioned on the little slip that came with it.

    Enjoy that fantastically historic machine!

  3. Wow, this one has some provenance.

    I wonder whether, when this was made in Nazi Germany, they could have imagined that some Yank would be writing about singles and saunas on it in the 1980s.

  4. I saw this auction. Glad you won it! I would have bid if it had come with the full case (but still lost haha)

  5. Evokes history, an object like this does. When this was made things were getting dire in Germany; this machine is in 'austerity' finish. "War-finish quality unchanged", so black lacquer instead of chrome. Indeed a slice of history.

  6. Just discovered your blog and want to extend my greetings! So you found a Groma portable. This is one of my favourite machines in terms of design. The engineer was Vienna-born Leopold F. Pascher (1938).

    1. Hi, I've bought my Modell N with SS rune key past January, it was in a not good condition but I've made an intense clean preserving all original parts. It's probably my favorite typewriter ( I've bought another and expecting to arrive in the end of this month).

      Here's some photos.

      Best regards!/hugo.torres.399/albums/1433574643341019/?ref=bookmarks