Vintage 1954 Groma Gromina Ultra Flat Rare East German laptop typewriter +Case
Vintage 1954 Groma Gromina - Ultra Flat Rare East German laptop typewriter with Case. Vintage 1954 Groma Gromina - Ultra Flat - Rare East German laptop typewriter With Case. Comes with the original hard case. Write your next masterpiece or display a lovely example of a working vintage typewriter with this vintage ultra flat Groma Gromina typewriter. Featuring all of the parts to it including the hard case, this rare typewriter is the ideal way to own a piece of history that truly is a throwback to times from long ago. This is a Groma Gromina from the early 1950s, made in East Germany.
The goal of this design was to create an ultra flat typewriter, and the engineers succeeded. Only the Rooy, from France, rivals the Gromina in slimness. The typewriter is meant to be mounted permanently on its base, which fits neatly into a case. The odd design features gullwing ribbon covers and garish square keys.The typebars make an arc of almost 180º and have a geared linkage similar to that used in some Remington portables of the 1920s and'30s. Around 1953 the body of the Gromina was redesigned to look more sleek, and the hardware was changed. Then the company introduced the Kolibri, which looks similar to the later Gromina but is actually taller and uses a very different mechanical system. The ultimate evolution of the Groma "laptops" was the Kolibri Luxus (around 1960), with refinements such as bi-color ribbon and touch control. Maybe this story represents the corruption of the egalitarian, anti-luxury ideology of the German Democratic Republic! Com, and UPS as curier service. We are based in the European Union. We are a group of vintage collectors, found our passion in collecting and restoring vintage treasures. We would like to ensure that you will get a very good on-line shopping experience with us.
- Vintage: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Material: Steel
- Brand: Groma
- Type: Manual
- Year: 1954
- Features: Slim