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Neckermann Brillant S typewriter

by | Mar 13, 2020 | ABC | 5 comments

We could all use a few bright colors and typewriter joy around now, couldn’t we?

So here are some pretty pictures of my Neckermann Brillant S, which I took out yesterday and polished up. I also made sure that all its parts were as good as they could be, by harvesting a few pieces from my Brillant S parts machine.

Back story: Back in 2013, Robert Messenger posted some pictures of this very same Brillant. I fell in love with it and promptly found one on German eBay — which arrived in pieces due to the seller’s foolishness. Being the generous man that he is, when Robert visited me in October of that year, he brought his Brillant as a gift. Thank you again, Robert!

The typewriter itself is an ABC portable (also known in the US as Cole-Steel), with a redesigned, plastic body. It was made in West Germany and sold by the Neckermann department store.

5 Comments

  1. Mark

    That is a really appealing design, very simple, very honest, cheerful even… Great machine and great photos. If it types half as good as it looks it's a keeper!

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  2. Bill M

    Very beautiful typewriter!

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  3. Ted

    Always have really liked the looks of this machine – good job keeping it running and beautiful, the world needs every bit of beauty it can get. (:

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  4. sansuey

    That machine is a joy to behold! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of that cheery red typer. I am so glad I am stubbornly allowing QWERTZ to be a "deal-breaker;" it reduces coveting thy neighbor's typer.

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