The Typewriter Man



Refurbished Typewriters For Sale

A selection of refurbished typewriters ready for immediate use
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I am happy to quote for shipping outside the UK
All machines are English keyboard unless stated otherwise.

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Triumph-Adler Matura 300 Office Typewriter - £375

Made in 1977

With Fabric Cover and Original Manufacturers Instruction Book

The typestyle is Elite (12 Characters per Inch) and the carriage width is 18.5 inches
Case colour is Cream with Charcoal Grey Trim and Keyboard
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance

The Triumph-Adler factory in West Germany had an excellent reputation for producing top-quality typewriters.  In the 1970's and 1980's this model was used extensively in offices all over Britain, and rightly so.  It was known as an extremely reliable typewriter.  Easy to use, easy to service and easy to repair.  It was also one of the last entirely new models of manual typewriter to be designed, dating from the late 1960's. This particular machine is from near the end of production, just as the factory were preparing to go over to making golfball electric typewriters.  Therefore it is one of the very last examples of a modern office manual typewriter.

The Matura 300 boasts a 46-character keyboard and two pop-up paper rests.  It has every feature that you would expect to find on a full professional office typewriter, including a full tabulator and freehead for lining up pre-printed forms.   Every detail of these machines was carefully thought out to make life as convenient as possible for the user, who after all would be expected to spend a large proportion of their working day typing.  This machine takes a readily-available ribbon which is still in current production, making replacements easy and cheap.

This particular machine appears to have had only moderate use and is in excellent condition.  It even comes with an original manufacturers' instruction booklet !  Possibly the next best thing to going back in time and buying a new one !

  If you are looking for a quality typewriter that will take heavy use all day, every day, this would be the one to have.  The wide carriage is large enough to take A3 paper, and this typewriter would be equally suitable for scrapbooking or typewriter art.   It has been fitted with a brand new rubber platen and is therefore set up ready for many more years of work.

PRICE    £375

Due to size and weight this machine would best be collected from me.  However, I am prepared to quote for postage and packing.