Woking Rare Early 1950s Consul (Zeta) Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made In Czechoslovakia


London Typewriters are delighted to present for sale a rare Consul typewriter, manufactured in the early 1950s, in Czechoslovakia. This particular model was known before that as a Zeta typewriter.

A striking fact is that the Czechoslovakian typewriter manufacturer was able to produce and export their typewriters in the 1950s to North America and other Western European countries with the Qwerty and Qwertz keyboards. However, the market in those countries was overflowing with their own machines, plus the USA had restrictions over export from Communist countries. Therefore, this particular typewriter brand did not make huge progress in Western markets.

The Consul typewriter offered for sale has retained all its original features and mechanically works very well. The keys are moving smoothly and lightly when typed followed by an impressive ‘Ding’ bell sound at the end of each line.

The typewriter can be used to type in tables as it has a tabulator. Also, a typist will be able to adjust the keys to suit their own touch, using the touch control lever. Advanced margin setting, is another feature which was relatively unique in design of typewriters made in those times.

The Consul is supplied with its original metal spools and a black ink ribbon. So, it can be used immediately, as soon as you receive it. It comes with an original case which has a comfortable handle.

It is worth noting that the typewriter has a pleasant mottled grey finish which was much in fashion in the 1940s and early 1950s.

The overall condition is very good. All the letter keys work without sticking. Minor signs of age and use are present.

The early 1950s Consul typewriter would be ideal for typists of any profession. It can be used for typing long projects. The Consul would be a centrepiece at any thematic event.

The typewriter is located in London (U.K.).

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