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Bartz

First year of production:
?
Company:
Bartz , Rotterdam , Netherlands
Serial nr:
none

Here is a typewriter that we know absolutely nothing about, except that it is one of the smallest ever made, measuring 6 cms from top to bottom. It seems to have been a novelty item for the Bartz company of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The typewriter consists of a typewheel with the index printed on the inside of the wheel. It could be turned and pressed down onto the ribbon and the paper. It seems likely that there was an attachment to it that would take care of adjustment and movement. However, the three samples known of this machine are exactly like the gadget shown here, without further attachments.

Nothing further is known about the typewriter, nor about the company that made, when it was made and how many were made.

Courtesy of: Mantelli collection