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1955 Gossen Tippa B Serial # 138543 1955 Gossen Tippa B typewriter, Serial # 138543 Alexander Pearson's 1955 Gossen Tippa B typewriter. 2022-01-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alexander Pearson: 1955 Gossen Tippa B Serial # 138543 Found this pretty little Tippa on eBay Germany in excellent condition. Appears not to have been used much since it came out of the factory some 66 years ago. It has it's positives: the flat keys are pleasantly smooth and the full-sized carriage return lever is much better than the puny ones found on other ultraportables (looking at you in particular, Hermes Baby). This model also has an elegant #82 congress typeface, which personal letters look great in. Nevertheless, the touch is somewhat coarse, so I wouldn't use it for long stretches of writing.

1955 Gossen Tippa B #138543

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Alexander Pearson (SegmentShifter)
Created: 01-21-2022 at 04:50AM
Last Edit: 01-21-2022 at 04:52AM


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Found this pretty little Tippa on eBay Germany in excellent condition. Appears not to have been used much since it came out of the factory some 66 years ago. It has it's positives: the flat keys are pleasantly smooth and the full-sized carriage return lever is much better than the puny ones found on other ultraportables (looking at you in particular, Hermes Baby). This model also has an elegant #82 congress typeface, which personal letters look great in. Nevertheless, the touch is somewhat coarse, so I wouldn't use it for long stretches of writing.

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