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GROMA  » GROMINA «  PORTABLE



SN = 518140
GROMA (1954)
Markersdorf bei Chemnitz
(East-)Germany
German QWERTZ keyboard
pica 10 cpi; 80 cpl
w. soft-plastic case
10 lbs ;   4.5 kg

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HISTORICAL REMARKS:
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Source:  "Saechsische Schreibmaschinen"  typewriterschubert.magix.net/#Groma

Produced in » MASCHINENFABRIK G.F.GROSSER in MARKERSDORF «, the name "GROMA"
came from the owner's and town's letters.  L.F.Pascher was the inventer of a
small typewriter.  In 1934  GROMA  bought  the production rights  and made 
L.F.Pascher to its head. Because WWII, this small typewriter was never made,
but after WWII an improved  »GROMINA«  was launched.  In 1954 the  »KOLIBRI«
came on the market.  This SlimLine Portables  were a hit all over the world
because belonging to the smallest & lightest typewriters ever made.

R E S T O R A T I O N :
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The LEFT MARGIN STOPPER was broken - and repaired ...

               

  ... with 2-Component-Glue, enhanced with a piece made of cat food can.

» G R O M I N A «   vs.   H E R M E S  » B A B Y «
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GROMINA = 3.2 kg  +  CASE (= Cardboard & Plastic ) = 1.3 kg = OhOh! 
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Compare it with the competitor  HERMES »BABY« - The GROMINA is lighter!
BUT with the CASE  ( ~ 1/3  of all !)  it is heavier on transport.

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN         http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann        06/30/08