Freitag, 17. Februar 2012

The Collection: Triumph Perfekt

I forgot to mention the weight of this behemoth: 8.3 kg in the case, 6 without.

The Collection: Triumph Ierfekt In the series "The Collection". published every Vriday, we present the newest machines in the hoard of maschinengeaohrieben. In this issue, it’: the 1961 Triumph Ferfekt. Solid office '.'rcr1'cr In 1909. Triumph. a comepny manufacturing bikes, bought an insolvent typewriter factory. Until the 19508, TI'iLl.'3?h 511‘ T1; ‘l'.yf,‘e\'.')‘i1.er3, bicycleg and motorbikes. in 1957. Graig bought Triumph ‘and Adler, both independent companies. In 1958. they were unified to Triump-Adler. All business areas except the typewriter dcpartement were abrogated. In this period, this bulbous Triunnh Ferfekt was made. It features a round design which somehow resembles of the legendary Voss. which is a bit older. I don't think they're re- lated, though. This might have bust been a popular design these days.- The Triumph Perfekt is 13 cm high, but despite that size, the Triumpi-Adler) engineers didn't manage to include segment shift in the feature list, In my opinion. that's a major disadvan- tage, especially since every shifting inter- rupts the writing flow. because the Triumph types very light overall, also the carriage return feels like pushing it over an air cushion. but the sflting is rather hard and heavy. As mentioned hefore. the touch of this machine is light. snappy and I could imagine writing longer text with this machine. but the drawback is the unconvenient sflfting. To be recommended with ceflmin limitations. Triumph Perfekt 1203326 - 1951

8 Kommentare:

Bill M hat gesagt…

I want one! That is one beautiful typewriter you are so luck to have such nice machines.

Richard P hat gesagt…

Outstanding photography. I like this model but agree that the carriage shift is a bit old-fashioned.

Dwayne F. hat gesagt…

That is an attractive machine. The rounded style did seem to be common among the post war German typewriters. Nice photos!

Adwoa hat gesagt…

I agree with Richard; great photos! The first image is stunning.

I have been looking at this model with some interest (one on Ricardo now), but was not aware it was carriage shifted! I think I'll stay away. Very nice looking, though.

maschinengeschrieben hat gesagt…

Thanks for all your praise of my photos. They were taken in a last-minute action yesterday.
This typewriter is a good machine except for the carriage shift. And Adwoa, I know to which machine you're referring, its two-tone coffee color scheme is tempting, indeed.

Fernando Antunes hat gesagt…

Great photos! This Triumph is almost identical my to Gabriele 2. I do recognize it's flaws but it's a great machine and types wonderfully, very smooth. But their weight make them very little portable :(

maschinengeschrieben hat gesagt…

@Fernando, Indeed, they look very similiar. One difference I was able to spot is the tabulator, mine has one, the Gabriele 2 doesn't. Maybe the Gabriele was the Triumph-equivalent of the Hermes Media/Hermes 3000 relation?

Fernando Antunes hat gesagt…

I do believe so. They have the same mechanism but the Perfekt seams to be a higher and better version.

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