Pardon the feint print, but I'm using the ribbon that came with the machine which still had a fairly good amount of printable ink in it.
OH! OH! A BOX! Note the bashed corners.
I don't think I mentioned the stabilizing protective cardboard.
Oh! It's love at first sight.
I absolutely adore the style of the badge on the Gossen Tippa. That 'SS' part of Gossen is very subtle, and stylish.
Link to Cameron's Tippa can be found HERE. Does anyone have any ideas about the skipping?
And finally, it has a magnificent folding arm that folds into a slot on the keyboard.
I absolutely adore this machine. Compared to the gruff industrialism of the first model, and the over-styling and fattening of the latter Tippas, I feel that this machine is the most refined and beautiful. The Tippa that followed immediately afterwards is a fine machine, but this one has my heart.
That is incredibly beautiful. Definitely my favourite Tippa design, and favourite colour as well! Good luck with your space bar. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I think the Space bar may be a real test. I might have to take this one to John.Delete
It's a great machine. Totally worth the money.
Beautiful looking machine, Scott! Delectable colour! One of the nicest ultra-portables I've seen. And you know every collection needs one.ReplyDelete
Congrats! And I'm sure you'll iron out the kinks.
Thanks! I'll have to put it head to head to your Kolibri when I come to Melbourne.Delete
Ooh, congratulations, nice score indeed! I like the burgundy and mocha combo and I agree, the branding is very cool.ReplyDelete
I realized that the keys are actually off-white, not mocha as they seem to appear in the first pic. Still nice.Delete
I knew what you mean. Actually, I really love the off-set of the ivory coloured keys, contrasting with the colour of the typewriter.Delete
Very nice - it looks like they didn't really change the design at all between the Gossen and Triumph Tippa models of that time.ReplyDelete
I have a suspicion that this machine was made at the same time that Grundig were also sticking Triumph and Adler badges on these.Delete
Interesting how differentiated them in the keytops, and that my Triumph has the exact same keytops as my Adler Special (standard). Your Gossen keytops look a lot like my Everst K2 has.Delete
MMmmm... There seems to be a few machines of this era that used similar keytops. I have a Royalite that was made a decade or so later, which has keytops that are very similar.Delete
Congratulations on finding such a nice machine!ReplyDelete
That's Bill! It's been a while since you've visited too.. Welcome back!Delete
That's a very nice one. Kinda makes me want one :DReplyDelete
Just borrow mine sometime, and take it for a spin. Mind you, I rather covet your Corona 4.Delete
That is a gorgeous machine!ReplyDelete
I'm still tweaking the escapement system on my first generation Tippa. I'm probably not doing it right, but needle nose pliers come in handy for changing the bend on the thin rods leading to the escapement. It run well most of the time, but it is noisy with a hard platen and resonant body.
Well, I've just managed to tackle it without any bending. I suspect your machine might be a bit different though by the sounds of it. I think there may be some bending needed in future though, as the machine seems to need a bit of a harder nudge on some occasions to trigger the space.Delete