Dead or Resurrected?
A Short Story of the Manual Portable Typewriter
 

A Short Listing Of Early Manual
Portables Made In Countries Other
Than the USA

Make Year Country
Adler Portable #1 1912 Germany
Adler Portable #2 1925 Germany
Adler Privat 1953 Germany
Agar 1923 Germany
Aigle 1912 Germany
Albus 1910 Austria
Alpina 1951 Germany
A.M.C. 1922 Germany
Amka 1926 Germany
Ardita 1923 Germany
Astoria 1936 Italy
Baka 1908 France
Bamberger 1905 Germany
Bar-let 1921 England
Bar-Speziall 1926 England
Bar-Universal 1921 England
Beko 1926 Germany
Bernil 1926 Germany
Bijoy 1923 Germany
Brosette 1953 Germany
Calanda 1942 Switzerland
Carlem (Sun) 1913 USA Export
Comet 1952 Holland
Consul 1952 Czeckoslavakia
Dankers 1935 Germany
Danuvia 1921 Hungary
Diamont 1921 Germany
Doropa 1911 Germany
Elgin 1908 USA Export
Elite 1950 Germany
Emka 1910 Austria
Engler 1910 Austria
Erika 1923 Germany
Erika #5 1928 Germany
Europa 1908 USA Export
Everest Portable 1938 Italy
Express 1952 Germany
Fleet 1938 USA Export
Franconia 1911 Germany
Gisela 1921 Germany
Gossen-Tippa 1948 Germany
Gromina 1950 Germany
Groma 1937 Germany
Gundka 1924 Germany
Halberg-Jun 1952 Holland
Halda Portable 1951 Sweden
Hega-Universal 1924 Germany
Helios 1909 Germany
Helma 1927 Germany
Herald 1908 USA Export
Hermes Portable 1935 Switzwerland
Hermes 2000 1940 Switzerland
Imperial Portable 1930 England
Jay 1931 France
Juventa 1923 Germany
Junior Empire 1937 Switzerland
Jewel 1936 Germany
Kolibri (Groom) 1955 Germany
Lettera  (Olivetti) 1950 Italy
Lilliput 1905 Germany
Lloyd 1912 England
Melitta 1933 Germany
Mercedes Portable 1933 Germany
Mercury 1899 England
Merkur 1906 Germany
Merz 1926 Germany
Meteor 1911 Germany
Montana 1950 Italy
Moya 1905 England
Neya 1925 Germany
Norden -Halda in Denmark 1951 Sweden
Odell 1890 Germany
Olivetti Studio 42 1950 Italy
Olivetti Lettera 22 1950 Italy
Olivetti Studio 44 1953 Italy
Oliver Portable 1931 England
Olympia Elite  1931 Germany
Olympia Portable 1949 Germany
Optima Portable 1950 Germany
Orbis Portable 1949 Germany
Orga-Privat 1923 Germany
Pracior (Idea) 1923 Germany
Patria 1937 Switzerland
Patria 1949 Spain
Perkeo 1912 Germany
Phoenix 1908 Germany
Polygraph 1903 Germany
Presto 1921 Germany
Princess 1948 Germany
Protos Portable 1924 Germany
Regent 1912 Germany
Rooy Portable 1950 France
Senta 1912 Germany
Siemag Portable 1954 Germany
Stoewer Elite 1912 Germany
Stoewer Portable 1926 Germany
Swissa 1950 Switzerland
Tell 1922 Germany
Tippa 1948 Germany
Torpedo Portable 1949 Germany
Triumph Portable 1929 Germany
Unda 1923 Austria
Urania-Piccola 1935 Germany
Vasanta 1923 Germany
Voss 1948 Germany
Wiedmer 1907 Germany
Zeta Portable 1951 Czechoslovakia
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