Another pile of little-known typewriters (T-V)

Another pile of little-known typewriters (T-V)

The Tachotype is a really cute Dutch stenotype. I had one for a while. The products of Talleres Alonso in Valencia, Spain include the Andina Nova, Alondra, Talbos, and Sabater. More information in ETCetera No. 86. I featured the Taylorix Zeilomatik on...
Still more little-known typewriters (S)

Still more little-known typewriters (S)

If you look closely at this rare Sampo from Sweden, you’ll see that it’s even rarer: it has a Cyrillic type cylinder. My only evidence for the existence of the Samtico Typewriter is this illustration from a mass mailing in Italian prepared by Timing,...
Even more little-known typewriters (P-R)

Even more little-known typewriters (P-R)

A glimpse of a glimpse of a Pagina typewriter is all I have when it comes to this obscure name variant of the Meteor. Pearls turn up so rarely that only hard-core collectors are aware of them. The Peha is a magnificent monster. A Peirce has been on my wish list for a...
More little-known typewriters (M-O)

More little-known typewriters (M-O)

What is a Marilla? All I knew until today was this partial photo of a dirty machine, with a QWERTZ keyboard and a shift key reading “Dole [?] Litery.” Then I decided to check the Typewriter Lexicon in the members’ area of IFHB. Bingo! Thomas Fürtig...
Some little-known typewriters (J-L)

Some little-known typewriters (J-L)

Jolux is the name for a line of French children’s typewriters. Here we have the Super Major (odd name for a three-bank machine) and the Electric 600, which uses a unique system in which a plastic typewheel is constantly spinning until you interrupt it and make...