Offered for sale is a rare original Third Reich
ONCE USED BY HEINRICH HIMMLERS POLICE, ALLGEMEINE SS OR WAFFEN-SS IN ITS ORIGINAL TRANSPORTATION CONTAINER
This wonderful historic item, ‘Modell Groma’, manufactured by G.F. Grosser Fabrik für Büromaschinen in Markersdorf/Chemnitztal is one of the typewriters that were used in a Amtsstube (Office) as well as by Police and SS units (or other Nazi officials or organizations) at the front lines, in occupied territories, on field exercises or any other occasion. The box is sturdy but still lightweight, making it easy and convenient to carry this typewriter. The box shows signs of wear, ut is complete and protected the typewriter over many decades. There are no parts missing that we could notice and it appears to be fully operational. The bakelite housing used to be black but from use over the years some of the black has rubbed off, giving this piece of history a nice ‘patina’.
The box is in used condition but did what it was supposed to do the last 75+ years, protecting this rare artifact. The typewriter itself also is in very nice condition, appears to be complete and fully operational. The ribbon probably dried out over the years and should be replaced.
The ‘Sondertaste’, the SS key that makes this typewriter so valuable is present and functional. 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, so that it could still be used in postwar Germany.
INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE U.S. (for airmail shipping worldwide please add $145.00)