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SchreibtischPosted by Chris Pittman Tue, August 21, 2012 09:00PM

Some of my typewriters on my messy writing desk. From left to right there is a Continental standard manual office machine from 1941, a Groma portable also from 1941, and a Seidel & Naumann "Erika" from 1935. The Erika is on top of another Erika in its travel case, from 1943. I have some more pictures of a couple of these machines here.

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1935 Torpedo 6 typewriter

SchreibtischPosted by Chris Pittman Mon, April 02, 2012 10:59PM

I'm working on cleaning and restoring a 1935 German typewriter, it still works and I intend to use it. It is a work in progress, I have posted some pictures of the ongoing restoration here.

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Reproduction German field desk

SchreibtischPosted by Chris Pittman Sun, May 29, 2011 04:31PM

I got this reproduction German field desk from Nordost Crates recently and am very pleased with it! The quality is amazing, clearly a lot of heart and soul went into this project and the result is a work of art. The period-type German binders fit perfectly in there, as expected. Definitely worth every penny.

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New writing desk accessories

SchreibtischPosted by Chris Pittman Fri, April 01, 2011 08:31AM

I have been working on reproducing wartime German documents since 2000 but recently have put a renewed focus into finding period-type accessories for doing this work. Everything in this photo has been acquired in the last two months, it is all real German material and much of it is original pre-1945 manufacture including two staplers, boxes of staples, hole punches, a Bakelite holder for pens, pencil boxes and more. Not pictured is a mound of period-type paper and envelopes.

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