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Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum

**********The German Collection**********

These machines were manufactured in Germany or in some cases were American machines with German keyboards.
This is the largest collection of German machines (about 150) that I know of outside of Germany. Some are very rare, have unusual name variations or have very low serial numbers. Some are ONE-OF-A-KIND.

Photos will be added over time.

Adler 7 (white)
Adler 7 (chrome cover)
Adler Standard (7) wide carriage
Adler 8 (with separate typeset)
Adler Tippa (gold plated trim)AEG #2 sn 276 (pre-production model)
Amata (Austrian) VERY RARE
Archo sn 913 (very low serial number)
Bajnok (G&O)
Bing 1 (inkpad)
Bing 1 1/2 (ribbon)
Bing 2
Anfoe Student (white)(ring and glass keytops)
Bing 2 Student Type (ring and glass keytops and wooden baseboard)
Blick 5 (Solingen)
Blick 5 (Koeln)
Blick 6 (Koeln)
Blick 7 (Koeln)
Blick 8 (Koeln)
Cardinal sn 404 (earliest model known)
Cole Steel (ABC) red
Cole Steel (ABC) red with white base
Cole Steel (ABC) light green
Continental 1
Continental Silenta
Continental Wanderer 200
Courier (Oliver) (Austrian)
Culema 3
Diamant 1
Diktator (Victor 1) sn 1136
Gladstone (Edelmann)
Erica 1 sn 568
Erica 1 sn 3032
Bijou 1 sn 6463
Gloria 2 sn 7773
Excelsior 2 sn 50512
Faktotum #2
Victoria (Famos)
Fortuna Stolzenberg
Franconia # 924
AGC (Franconia # 672)(Hand decorated ONE-OF-A-KIND)
Fuerstenberg PROTOTYPE (Archo portable)
Gallia (Urania) for export to France
Germania 5 (Jewett)
Gossen Tippa (red)
Frister and Rossmann 2 (Caligraph) sn 1702
Frister and Rossmann 4 (Caligraph) sn 3239
Ideal A2
Ideal 5 (early Ideal B) sn 187 (earliest model known)
Juwel 1
Kanzler 1b
Kanzler 3 wide carriage
Kappel #1 portable sn 18029 VERY EARLY MODEL
Lloyd (Stoewer 1b)
Lloyd Jr (Sun 2)
Lloyd IV (Imperial A)
Lutece (Olympia Portable)
Mercedes #8 (Pre-production model sn 37)
Merz 1 (nickled brass segment) sn 1134 (earliest model known)
Merz 1 (potmetal) sn 1788
Merz 2
Merz 3
Merz Universal
Merz Simplex
Meteor 1
Meteor 2
Meteor 3
Meteor 4 / Vasanta
Mignon 2 red
Mignon 3 (Frakturschrift)
Mignon 4 (Olympia Plurotyp wide carriage)
Genia (French)
Tip-Tip (Czech)
Monica 1 sn 401 very low sn
Monica 2
Monica 3
Monica 4
Mentor 2 b
Hacabo Prima (Minerva) sn 3410 (lowest sn known)
Moya Visible #3 (Berlin) Only 3 machines known to exist.
Neya #2
Odoma with tabulator
Olympia portable (gold plated trim)
Orga Standard sn A121 (earliest model known)
Orga Standard sn 3435
Orga Privat RED, GREEN and BLUE
Orga (AMC) name variant
Orga (AVANTI) name variant
Orga (SWIFT) name variant
Passat (rare)
Perkeo 1 (small model)
Perkeo 2 (large model)
Piccola (Corona)
Picht brailer
Polygraph #3 sn 1101
Postal 4 (Munchen)
Regina 2
Regina 3
Regina 4
Regina 7
CAH/ Liga (Reliable)
Kontor (Reliable)
Belka (Reliable)
Hega Universal 5 (Reliable)
Libelle (Reliable)
Remington 9 portable (serial number F10001) (the first production machine) (qwertz)
Remington 10S (qwertz)
Senta 1 sn 5248 (Very early version)
Senta 3
Presto (Senta 2) sn 7428
Presto (new) sn 396
Senta 4 (4 row)
Rheinmetall (split keyboard)
Rheinmetall portable YELLOW
Rheinmetall portable MAHOGANY
Siemag 1 sn 001374 (Very low sn)
Stoewer 1b (Lloyd) sold by Bial and Freund in Breslau
Stoewer 3
Stoewer Record
Stoewer Elite
Stoewer Kleine
Sun 4 (qwertz)
Tell (very rare predecessor to the Bar-Let portable) (Earliest known model)
Titania 2
Titania 3
Triumph portable (blue)
Urania 1 sn 2014 (VERY EARLY MODEL) sn start 1000
Urania Piccola sn 70223 (EXTREMELY EARLY MODEL) sn start 70000
Venus sn 660
Voss portable (red and black marbled bakelite)
Yost 15 (qwertz)

The two most complete collections of German machines in the world are located in Germany and owned by 1) Thomas Fuertig and 2) Tilman Elster (this collection has been dispersed). Some are now included above. The Museum of Business History and Technology in Wilmington, Delaware has a smaller, but very nice German collection on display.
The Onondaga Historical Association in Syracuse, NY had a nice group of German machines, but they have been dispersed. Some are now included above.
The Milwaukee Public Museum has about 50 German machines. None are on display.
Two other museum collections of German machines outside of Germany are The Peter Mitterhofer Museum in Partschins, Italy and Scryption Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands (this collection has now been dispersed). Some are now included above