1955 Rooy portable #35296
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-24-2017 at 10:02AM
Last Edit: 05-20-2020 at 12:31PM
Flattest of the ultaportables (Le Rooy c'est moi!)
French masterpiece, French AZERTY-keyboard.
Very exciting piece of pleasure, 'folding' into its case. Closed only 4,1 centimeters high!
Two interesting details:
- No bell :-(
- The window on the bottom of the real typewriter mechanism opens on pressing the keys. Otherwise there wouldn't be enough space for the key levers.
Hunter: Alfred Kaltenecker (alfredklt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Collector with typewriter virus living in Austria. Fourty years ago typewriters were only standard office equipment for me. I was really glad to get my first but simple word processors in the early Eighties with delete, copy/paste and whatever wonderful functions. This fascination is over. Now I have returned to real mechanics.
Check also: https://typewheeler.blogspot.com
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