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1925 Woodstock Electrite Serial # E7391 1925 Woodstock Electrite typewriter, Serial # E7391 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1925 Woodstock Electrite typewriter. 2021-09-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1925 Woodstock Electrite Serial # E7391 When the Typewriterbug bit me It was exclusively with manual Typewriters and it changed only slowly, till I was attracted by an Underwood Electric, as IĀ“ve seen them as "to close to a computer" in terms of dependence to electricity, bulky and so on.

I think it is the fact that something in a once logical development and therefore perfected solution, seems now totally off and obscure. Like dinosaurs that had to extinct.
Most people nowadays know Typewriters, but, with the exception of the fellow collectors in and around the database, barely use them, and if, surely no electrified behemoth.
Its this tention, the reach into a gone world, that still has itĀ“s everyday satelites flying in the presence, what attracts me besides the Steampunk esthetic.

Now to this Woodstock Electrite. I allways wanted to have one, as IĀ“m a huge admirer of the famous festival that took place in the late 60s, and so I thought it would be cool to have an old Typewriter with this name on it. After a while I dug more into the story behind the company and was therefore hooked too.
When this Electrite popped up on local ebay I was totally fascinated, specially by its beautiful decal and the fact that an engine was mounted on its side. It also reminded me of my Mercedes Elektra, and I was eager to compaire the two, if I get the chance. - Luckily I did :)

The goody havenĀ“t allways looked so good, as someone has sprayed WD-40 on it, maybe only after it was taken out of the barn it had namely rested for years.
I cleaned it carefully and everything not electrical works fine (very solid manufacture), but the electrics need a professional restauration. It also seems to me, that a chromed leversystem besides left of the typebasket is missing.
I couldnĀ“t find a manual or so, that would explain its purpose. I can also think about the possibility, that different Versions of the Electrite existed, and this on maybe doesnĀ“t have that lever, that later ones did.
But this is only speculation and IĀ“m glad about every information that can be given!

Besides, it has a QWERTZ Layout o.O ?!

1925 Woodstock Electrite #E7391

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 09-09-2021 at 10:07AM
Last Edit: 09-12-2021 at 10:35PM


Description:

When the Typewriterbug bit me It was exclusively with manual Typewriters and it changed only slowly, till I was attracted by an Underwood Electric, as IĀ“ve seen them as "to close to a computer" in terms of dependence to electricity, bulky and so on.

I think it is the fact that something in a once logical development and therefore perfected solution, seems now totally off and obscure. Like dinosaurs that had to extinct.
Most people nowadays know Typewriters, but, with the exception of the fellow collectors in and around the database, barely use them, and if, surely no electrified behemoth.
Its this tention, the reach into a gone world, that still has itĀ“s everyday satelites flying in the presence, what attracts me besides the Steampunk esthetic.

Now to this Woodstock Electrite. I allways wanted to have one, as IĀ“m a huge admirer of the famous festival that took place in the late 60s, and so I thought it would be cool to have an old Typewriter with this name on it. After a while I dug more into the story behind the company and was therefore hooked too.
When this Electrite popped up on local ebay I was totally fascinated, specially by its beautiful decal and the fact that an engine was mounted on its side. It also reminded me of my Mercedes Elektra, and I was eager to compaire the two, if I get the chance. - Luckily I did :)

The goody havenĀ“t allways looked so good, as someone has sprayed WD-40 on it, maybe only after it was taken out of the barn it had namely rested for years.
I cleaned it carefully and everything not electrical works fine (very solid manufacture), but the electrics need a professional restauration. It also seems to me, that a chromed leversystem besides left of the typebasket is missing.
I couldnĀ“t find a manual or so, that would explain its purpose. I can also think about the possibility, that different Versions of the Electrite existed, and this on maybe doesnĀ“t have that lever, that later ones did.
But this is only speculation and IĀ“m glad about every information that can be given!

Besides, it has a QWERTZ Layout o.O ?!

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60 cicles equals the european frequency
60 cicles equals the european frequency




E7391
E7391






Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1992

Student of fine Arts, born and raised in Germany. Since October 2017 addicted to Typewriters with the focus on post war portables made of metall (not plastic).



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