I have to add that the Orga Privat doesn't have a bad typing feel, but it definitely isn't suitable for fast typing or long typing - the typebars tend to jam. The unusual carriage return, on the other hand, is quite intuitive.
The Collection: Orga Privat In the series "The Colleutiony we present the type- writers on the shelves of maschinengeschrieben. This friday, it's the aged Orga Privat. The german people's typewriter. in l922, toy manufacturer Bing of uuremberg released their first typewriter: The ORGA. It wads a dstandard, designed for office use. I don't know about its spread, but one year later, in 1923, the Orga Privat was int- roduced - slightly smaller and p obably much cheaper. it also included a technical advancement: Thanks to the tinmetal toy production of Bing Werke,-the Urge privat was the first typewriter with a self—support. in; tinmetal case. The Orga Privat was an affordable typewriter and was advertised as Volksscnreibmaschine, people's typewriter. With 12 different models, the Urea frivat was produced from 1923 to 1949. In 1952, orga stopped manufacturing of typewriters. Bing is still in business today, thougn, and produces carbu- retors. This Urga, a model 3 from l9?6, is a very interesting machine. lt really shows why the Orga was affordable: First example: There is no right margin. The bar for the margins just stops at the 40-position. Second example: lhe caps lock: Nothing more than a bar which xeeps the shift xey down. On the other side, the Urga is well—engineered, seems nearly indestrudable. The carriage shift is surprisingly light, and the touch lS Okay for a typewriter nearly ninety years old. It is - probably also due to the petrified platen - very loud and sounds tinmetal1ic,but is oxay to type on.‘ There is a lot of dirt on the typeslugs and tne margin is a bit erratic, but the typewriter isn't all tnat bad. only a bit big. And heavy as hell. especially thanks to a massive,wooden base. maschinengeschrieben.blogspotcom. Urge Privat This awesome post was brought to you by the mighty Typosphere