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From Russia With Indifference

by | Jun 24, 2011 | ??????? ???????, Moskva, Ortekh | 4 comments



The Ortekh:

Side by side comparison

Paperwork from the Ortekh:

The primary workers are named on the test sheet: Soboleva, Martinov, and Moiseeva. I have to say the alignment in 1993 was good.

Sloppy Ortekh logo:

The Moskva’s psychedelic plastic spool:

Price 110 rubles:


Seen online: an early Moskva with impressive decals.

A later model, which I would guess came between the decal model and my Moskva:

— And I’d guess that this model came between my Moskva and my Ortekh:

4 Comments

  1. notagain

    very cool. love the glimpse of the history.
    there's a Japy Script on shopgoodwill within driving distance of you, maybe someone coming to your gathering would want it.

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  2. Ton S.

    Very interesting find. And with that kind of a $20 temptation, it was a lost cause. I just gave in to a temptation myself for $27, my first real antique, museum type. I figured, I had to celebrate Typewriter Day a little more and reading your post, I really feel I'm not alone by any measure ( :

    (notagain, I bought the antique over that label-less Japy on Shopgoodwill)

    Great comparisons with the other Russian machines, I'm learning a lot.

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  3. Ton S.

    Correction: my temptation was $23.59!

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  4. Rob Bowker

    I failed to get a Cyrillic Lettera a month or so back. Son egging me on (he'd love an Arabic Oliver – who wouldn't?) but the price went too high. Love the utter faith in the system demonstrated by the punched-on price tag. The second to last photo gets my vote. Want one. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the century!

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