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

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

Post by hsa601 » 14 Mar 2019 08:08

Bit Strange though is the QWERTY layout on a German Keyboard as the German keybord layout is QWERTZ. Don't you think that the SS runes above the #2 are just a simple " ?

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

Post by davyhol2 » 14 Mar 2019 15:50

Wow, I didn't even notice the QWERTY. Great eye for noticing that. So does that tell you anything? And I agree with you.the marks above the 2 just look like quotation marks to me too.

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

Post by GregSingh » 14 Mar 2019 23:21

I had a look at other photos of this typewriter you posted in different topic.
There seem to be no maker logos visible anywhere? Quite unusual. Was is repainted?

If it is an Erika 5, serial number points to 1935 as a production year.
https://typewriterdatabase.com/Erika.5.242.bmys

How does the SA/SS typeslug look like in comparison to others? Can you attach a closeup photo, please ?
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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

Post by davyhol2 » 15 Mar 2019 01:37

Yes you are right in your assumption. We pondered why there were no decals on it too, but on very close examination of it you can barely see the Erika emblem behind the paint. Don't know if it was the war vet that painted it(highly unlikely) or if it was painted in Germany before he came across it. Heres a pic of the slug.
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Re: Hitler's Typewriter late 1920's early 1930's

Post by Amarus8271 » 14 Apr 2019 00:37

http://www.hammarlund.ru/IMOGENHASSAL/SILENTA.htm

Just came across this thread don’t know if this is your typewriter but similar with the ss key

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