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25-7-2022 18:07:22  #1


WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

Looking to buy a nice-conditioned and working Triumph Special typewriter from the 1960's.  With QWERTY layout, only.

These machines were half-way in size between the Triumph Perfekt (portable) and the full-sized Triumph Matura (standard).

I am located in Idaho - USA.  Willing to pay shipping to bring one home.

Photo, below, is borrowed from a gallery on the YWDB web site :
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https://i.imgur.com/XJKhuxn.jpg

 

26-7-2022 23:40:48  #2


Re: WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

Is this similar to the Adler Special od '53-'64?

https://typewriterdatabase.com/Adler.Special.26.bmys

(I was eyeing the Adler Universal on SGW yesterday, so the Adler were on my mind)

 

27-7-2022 01:21:12  #3


Re: WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

robmck wrote:

Is this similar to the Adler Special od '53-'64?

Yes, the Triumph is a rebranded Adler machine. The Adler version seems to be much more common, both on the TWDB as on the second hand marked (in the Netherlands). I have also seen machines that look exactly the same as the Special, but carry the name Record.

 

27-7-2022 07:05:57  #4


Re: WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

Rob, the "Universal" and the "Matura" machines are the bigger, full-sized standards with easy to remove carriage, etc.

The "Special" might be similar in size to my AMC (Alpina) portable which is a really big p[ortable and heavy at nearly 18 lbs.  I think the "Special" weighs in at 20 lbs. or so.

The "Special" carriage does not pop off with pushing 2 lever or buttons as on the big standards...more work to remove it,

 

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27-7-2022 07:10:31  #5


Re: WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

I am interested in locating a Triumph-version of the "Special" as it would keep my smaller Triumph machines from the 1960's company...
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https://i.imgur.com/H5whkMP.jpg

 

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27-7-2022 12:19:18  #6


Re: WTB: Triumph Special (from The 1960's).

Laurenz: Thanks! That helps clear things up.

Pete: Those will make a great matched set! I'm often tempted to create such sets (inspired in part by Uwe's Remington's Typewriter Talk » Remington Quiet-Riter....In-Coming... (boardhost.com)), but space is becoming increasingly an issue. 

 

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