Swiss Patria Typewriter with Czech Keyboard.

It took some time for this to arrive from the Czech Republic. The packaging was okay, but the there could have been more stuffing in a bigger box. Naturally, one brittle foot broke apart (which, really, is to be expected). The knobs are fine. I bought this at a lowish price, knowing there would be some work to do. How much is the question. Fix the drawstring? No problem. Is the carriage riding a little loose? Seems like it, but I don’t know what is normal with this model. The ribbon is upside down? Well, I can manage that.

This machine is lightweight with a slim metal frame. I have yet to locate the serial number. I won’t be able to get to this machine for a while, but I hope it turns into a good typer I can throw into the rotation.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Richard P says:

    I think these are really cool typewriters. Check the crosspiece under the keyboard for the serial number (I think).

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Thanks, Richard. It looks like it’s 18027. The database has no specific info. It is from the 1930s. Pre-Soviet. Pre-Nazi. Kafka died in 1924. So much for the fantasy of Gregor Samsa being born on this machine.


  2. Bill M says:

    Congratulations on the fine looking typewriter.
    I think you’ll get it to tip-top condition.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Hope so. The carriage jiggles a bit, but that might be the design. The key action is fantastic.


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