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SEIDEL & NAUMANN



SN = 1180097
SEIDEL & NAUMANN (1948)
Dresden / (East-) Germany
German QWERTZ keyboard
pica 10 cpi; 87 cpl
black/red ribbon
free setting tabs
w. hard case
14 lbs ;   6.5 kg

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HISTORICAL REMARKS:
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                 based on the book of W.A.Beeching »Typewriter« (1974)

The company was founded around 1870 from Bruno Naumann and Emil Seidel
to produce sewing machines. In 1876 E.Seidel left, but the name  »S&N«
continued.  Also bicycles ( under the name  »GERMANIA« ) and from 1900
also typewriters under the name  »IDEAL«  were produced and sold very
successfully worldwide.  1910 the 1st portable & foldable » ERIKA-1 «
(named after Naumann's daughter) came on the market and became a big
success too.  Exports were sold under the name »GLORIA« and »BIJOU«.
After WWII the company became a  GDR-run business  ( »SWD« = VEB
Schreibmaschinenwerk Dresden )  and after 1980 part of  »ROBOTRON«.
In 1991 the production came to an end.

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