Rare Mid 1930s Bijou Model 5 Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made By Seidel and Naumann, in Germany


London Typewriters offer for sale a rare Bijou Model 5Β  typewriter. It was made by the famous German Siedel and Naumann company who manufactured sewing machines, bicycles and typewriters, in Dresden.

The Bijou Model 5 typewriter has retained all its functions, including the gold decals ‘SN’ and ‘Bijou’, which is a testament to its build quality, taking into account it is eighty five years old. All the mechanisms work as expected and the keys type well, so making the typing process very smooth, light and enjoyable. The keys are extremely light in action and therefore a very light touch is required from the typist to achieve a clear impression on paper. The chroming of every detail looks like new and untouched despite its age. The impressive sound of the bell at the end of each line is clear and concise, inviting the typist to move to the next line and continue typing endlessly.

A new black ink ribbon is installed and the typewriter is ready for action straight out of the case. The original case is provided which has a comfortable handle.

The overall condition is very good. The typewriter types very well. Minor signs of age and use are present.

The Bijou Model 5 wouldΒ  be an easy typewriter for typists of any profession, generation or typing skills. It would also be a charming gift or a centrepiece for any occasion or event.


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