Rare Early 1950s Blue Bird (Torpedo) Manual Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made in Germany (US Zone)
Fully working and serviced Blue Bird manual portable typewriter in London (U.K.). Manufactured approximately in 1953, in Germany. Despite its age, this unique model retains all functions and works very well! The keys are comfortable and sturdy. All the mechanisms work as intended. This reliable and robust German typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so it is ready for immediate use. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
The overall condition is superb and the Blue Bird works very well. Minor signs of use and age are present. Please note that the case has been repaired.
In the 1950s, Blue Bird typewriters had ‘Made in Western Germany’ stamped on them. Yet this particular model has ‘Made in Germany. US Zone’ stamped on it, which is a quite unusual and striking detail, so it represents a unique moment in history of the Cold War.
The Blue Bird is recommended as a must have typewriter and would suit typists in any profession, regardless of experience. It would also be a great addition to the collection of a typewriter connoisseur.