Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

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Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Geli » 03 Apr 2010 20:43

Does anyone know what kind of typewriter Hitler owned from around 1928 - 1931? (I'd appreciate if you cite your source.)
If not, does anyone know of a brand/model of typewriter that was definitely sold in Germany during that period, that he was likely to own?

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by tommy303 » 05 Apr 2010 20:44

There were a number of popular typewriters produced in Germany including Adler of Frankfurt and Seidel and Naumann of Dresden which made the Ideal and Erika typewriters. There was also the Olympia. Bing of Nuremberg also produced a series of small typewriters beginning in 1927. The firm of Piccola in Berlin was an importer and seller of Corona typewriters from the USA. These had the Picolla logo instead of the Corona decal.

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by tommy303 » 07 Apr 2010 01:10

A couple of other makes which were around during the 3rd Reich was Groma Model N by G.F. Grosser of Chemnitz (the company continued on in the DDR post war), and Contiental. Like Groma, Continental models continued to be produced in the DDR after the war.

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Geli » 10 Aug 2010 04:45

Thanks for posting the photos of the Remington Portable.

I had read that Hitler used this typewriter when writing "Mein Kampf," but I was wondering if perhaps he had a newer typewriter a few years later...

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Oxlenstein » 04 Jan 2011 19:09

tommy303 wrote:There were a number of popular typewriters produced in Germany including Adler of Frankfurt and Seidel and Naumann of Dresden which made the Ideal and Erika typewriters. There was also the Olympia. Bing of Nuremberg also produced a series of small typewriters beginning in 1927. The firm of Piccola in Berlin was an importer and seller of Corona typewriters from the USA. These had the Picolla logo instead of the Corona decal.

Hello, Tommy. I have a Seidel Naumann typewriter. I was told that it was manufactured in 1936, but I cannot find any information to make this claim legitimate. The typewriter is a large model (not the smaller, more portable 'Erika' variant). It reads Ideal on the paper tray, and it has a special key specifically for the Waffen SS lightning bolt/runes. I thought that this was unusual because every Third Reich typewriter that I have seen has the SS runic key on one of the number keys. (Usually 2, 3, or 5 from what I have seen.) I don't know anything about the typewriter. I do not know if it is a rare or common model. Any information about it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :milsmile:

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Post by Geli » 05 Jan 2011 02:41

Very cool antique to have. It would be appreciated if you can post a photo.

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Post by Oxlenstein » 05 Jan 2011 02:45

I'll try to upload some photos tomorrow.

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Post by Graham Clayton » 05 Jan 2011 03:44

tommy303 wrote:A couple of other makes which were around during the 3rd Reich was Groma Model N by G.F. Grosser of Chemnitz (the company continued on in the DDR post war), and Contiental. Like Groma, Continental models continued to be produced in the DDR after the war.
tommy303,

Here is a reference to Hitler owning a mid-1930's Groma:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10067
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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Jalex » 16 Oct 2014 17:52

New here, I'm trying to find a particular history. I collect code & cypher systems & recently bought another Enigma machine, a 3-rotor Ertel-Werk machine made in 1944. This is a fascinating machine because it is fitted with printer ports for plaintext / Klartext & cyphertext / Schlüsseltext.

This machine was connected to an Erika Typewriter, or printer unit, via 30-pin plugs. The printer would have needed a mechanism to strike the required character once (about) 4 volts appeared on a particular pin.

I have no information or pictures of that printer to help me, I need to locate at least one of those printers. Can anyone help me?

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by bronk7 » 13 Nov 2014 19:13

tommy303 wrote:There were a number of popular typewriters produced in Germany including Adler of Frankfurt and Seidel and Naumann of Dresden which made the Ideal and Erika typewriters. There was also the Olympia. Bing of Nuremberg also produced a series of small typewriters beginning in 1927. The firm of Piccola in Berlin was an importer and seller of Corona typewriters from the USA. These had the Picolla logo instead of the Corona decal.
were you in the typewriter business?? I'm very interested in these seemingly odd details of WW2.....how do you know about these typewriters??

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by davyhol2 » 13 Mar 2019 16:15

Oxlenstein wrote:
04 Jan 2011 19:09
tommy303 wrote:There were a number of popular typewriters produced in Germany including Adler of Frankfurt and Seidel and Naumann of Dresden which made the Ideal and Erika typewriters. There was also the Olympia. Bing of Nuremberg also produced a series of small typewriters beginning in 1927. The firm of Piccola in Berlin was an importer and seller of Corona typewriters from the USA. These had the Picolla logo instead of the Corona decal.

Hello, Tommy. I have a Seidel Naumann typewriter. I was told that it was manufactured in 1936, but I cannot find any information to make this claim legitimate. The typewriter is a large model (not the smaller, more portable 'Erika' variant). It reads Ideal on the paper tray, and it has a special key specifically for the Waffen SS lightning bolt/runes. I thought that this was unusual because every Third Reich typewriter that I have seen has the SS runic key on one of the number keys. (Usually 2, 3, or 5 from what I have seen.) I don't know anything about the typewriter. I do not know if it is a rare or common model. Any information about it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :milsmile:
Did you ever find out anything about the rune key having its own key on your typewriter? Whatever became of it?

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by davyhol2 » 13 Mar 2019 16:21

Anyone know anything about this particular configuration. With the runes key as a seperate key along with SA? Its on a 1939 Eirka typewriter (portable)
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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 13 Mar 2019 21:11

Legit,, notice the SS runes above the #2 as well, small font..the key in question for capital useage IMO..just a manufacturesers varient as there were not set standards o keyboard setting locations like we have now

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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by davyhol2 » 13 Mar 2019 22:44

Thanks for the info Mark.

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