VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

SS TYPEWRITER (FIELD EDITION)

ONCE USED BY HEINRICH HIMMLERS POLICE, ALLGEMEINE SS OR WAFFEN-SS! 

FULLY OPERATIONAL WITH NO MISSING PARTS!

COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL STURDY WOODEN TRANSPORTATION CONTAINER

The sturdy wooden box shows some wear on the outside but no real damage and all the hardware is present but did a great job protecting this rare artifact in an attic for the last 70+ years where it was recently found in Germany. The typewriter itself is in used but still very nice condition. Most of the original paint of the typewriter is still there. There are no missing or lose parts, everything works just fine, the sled moves easily, the "Umschalter" (Caps Lock on todays keyboards) and all other keys move fine, including the SS key. Who knows in which campaigns this typewriter was used in the field, maybe even North Africa, from the remnants of the tan paint?

with lid open to get access to the color ribbon

Sample, typed on this very typewriter

item # C - 498

Offered for sale is a

VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

SS TYPEWRITER (FIELD EDITION)

ONCE USED BY HEINRICH HIMMLERS POLICE, ALLGEMEINE SS OR WAFFEN-SS! FULLY OPERATIONAL WITH NO MISSING PARTS!

COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL STURDY WOODEN TRANSPORTATION CONTAINER

This wonderful historic item, 'Modell Olympia' was made by Olympia company in Erfurt, Germany. This fully operational item is a very rare example of a Third Reich portable typewriter that was used by the military in the field. The wooden box is sturdy and has all the hardware still present, making it easy and convenient to carry this typewriter. Both, the typewriter and the box show signs of wear but still very nice and not even the ribbon is dried out. There are no parts missing, all moving parts move the way they are supposed to and it is ready to be used. Since there are still remnants of the tan paint visible on the outside of the box (while the inside of the box is military green), this item might even have been used by Rommel's Afrikakorps but we cannot verify that. A very hard to artifact.

the original instructions are glued to the inside of the lid

Close up of the 'Sondertaste', the SS key that makes this typewriter so valuable. Many of these typewriters were of course destroyed in the war and of the few that survived, many had the SS rune key altered or removed after 1945. This one here is all complete and fully functional.

Close-up of the SS key

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THE VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

SS TYPEWRITER (FIELD EDITION)

IS OFFERED FOR SALE *SOLD* INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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