1397 Melotyp Melotyp #37013
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-01-2021 at 06:50AM
Last Edit: 05-01-2021 at 06:51AM
The Melotyp, however, was the predecessor of the Nototyp which also designed by Gustave Rundstatler. The name Carl Winterling worked for the German typewriter manufacturer, Triumph Adler, and it is possible that Rundstatler sold his design in order for the Melotyp to be built by Otto Rechnitz and Alfred Bernstein in Berlin.
In 1937, the Melotyp won the grand prize in the International Exhibition in Paris. It has been speculated that only ten of these machines were made and five were exported to the United States in 1938. Four of these machines are now in museums or other musical institutions, and only one is in private hands. Nothing more is known of the other five machines. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland which was the beginning of World War II. As a result, production of many products stopped including the Melotyp, and there is no evidence that any more were made before the war. Production never resumed after the war.
Hunter: Maxim Suravegin (Gardenmax)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Max. Live in Moscow. Russia.
Owner Typewriter Museum in Moscow
Typewriter collector. Father of 7 children, grandfather of 2.
4 dogs, 4 cats.
Start collect typewriters very late in September 2016.
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