Saturday, May 30, 2009

Typewriters. Why?

There are at least two mentions of typewriters in our project: a Rheinmetall supposedly used at the Military Counter-Intelligence HQ and Mark's own device, no name given.
Well, the military could of course use a Rheinmetall shown in the previous post, but most probably they would emloy another German wonder nicknamed 'the Mercedes-Benz of typewriters' - Olympia SG1:
Being an Anglophile, Mark Toma could easily buy an Imperial portable just for the label. But he could also go with the crowd purchasing the most popular portable of its time - Olivetti Lettera 22:

Thursday, May 28, 2009


British Imperial Good Companion portable, 1961
German Rheinmetall Standart Gs, 1960