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1954 Swissa Piccola Serial # 117990 1954 Swissa Piccola typewriter, Serial # 117990 David Wing's 1954 Swissa Piccola typewriter. 2016-11-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Wing: 1954 Swissa Piccola Serial # 117990 In rough and rusty condition, no base plate or case, but very sweet, though some levers are bent from below due to unprotected carrying over the years. I think it is a "native" set up for use within Switzerland, since the special keys allow handling of German, French, Italian, and perhaps even Schwyzerd├╝tsch. It has the silkiest backspace mechanism ever, and a friskily-canted M-R key which you just poke at with the pinkie. A fine and legible typeface, too!

1954 Swissa Piccola #117990

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David Wing (deedub)
Created: 11-16-2016 at 12:25PM
Last Edit: 11-16-2016 at 12:27PM


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In rough and rusty condition, no base plate or case, but very sweet, though some levers are bent from below due to unprotected carrying over the years. I think it is a "native" set up for use within Switzerland, since the special keys allow handling of German, French, Italian, and perhaps even Schwyzerd├╝tsch. It has the silkiest backspace mechanism ever, and a friskily-canted M-R key which you just poke at with the pinkie. A fine and legible typeface, too!

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Did Brancusi design the lever?
Did Brancusi design the lever?


Hunter: David Wing (deedub)

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Living in So. Calif. USA. Bought a mint SC flattop at an estate sale for $5 some years ago, and enjoyed the tactility of typing after using computers since 1968, the punch-card era. I gave it to my mother-in-law to exercise her arthritic fingers. After she passed away last year I found it among her things. I wanted something newer, so bought an Olympia SM3. I am not a collector, but seem to have acquired more than 30 machines since March 2016, and have passed several on to family and friends, and bartered with others.



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