Unique 1930s Mercedes Superba Typewriter – machine à écrire – New Ribbon, No Case, Dust Cover – AZERTY (French key layout) – Made in Germany


London Typewriters offer for sale a rare Mercedes Superba typewriter which truly shows the precision of German engineering.

The typewriter was named Mercedes ( which means ‘grace’ in Spanish) after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, one of the auto entrepreneurs of the Daimler-Benz. He became interested in typewriters and commissioned one of the famous French inventors to design a cipher typing typewriter in 1911.

The Mercedes Superba typewriter functions well. The backspace key, carriage return lever, bell, shift keys, carriage lock, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, carriage release lever, paper guide and the paper release lever, all work as intended. The smooth keys are light when typing and it makes the whole process enjoyable and effortless. All of the letter keys work without sticking. The overall condition is good; however, there are minor cosmetic signs of use and age present.

This typewriter is designed to type in French (Azerty key layout).

We have fitted a new black ribbon so you can start typing as soon as you receive it. Please note that there is no case for this typewriter. However, the dust cover is provided.

The Mercedes Superba would be a unique addition to a typewriter connoisseur. It would also be a trustworthy companion to a professional who prefers to use a typewriter rather a modern writing device. The typewriter would be a memorable gift for any occasion and appeals to all generations.


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