Original German WWII Rare SS "Superba" Typewriter by Mercedes in Case
Original Item: Only One Available. Now this is something we have only had several of before: an original German WWII Schutzstaffel (SS) typewriter! Unlike the other examples we have had, this one was manufactured by Mercedes Büromaschinen-Werke A.-G (Mercedes Office Machine Works Co.) in Zella-Mehlis, Thüringen (Thuringia), as marked on the back in white paint. The typewriter is their Superba model, while all of the previous example we have had were "ROBUST" models made by Olympia.
The typewriter seems functional and intact, complete with a ribbon, which dried out long ago. It comes complete with what we believe is the original case, which measures 13" x 12" x 7", and still even has the key. Unfortunately there is damage to the hinges, and also the interior brackets that would attach to the typewriter have been removed, so without a lot of padding, it will bound around inside the case.
Now, the question most have is "what makes this an SS typewriter?". That would be the "shift" position shown on the machines key for 5, which is the double Sig rune emblem of the SS: ᛋᛋ. The striker itself has this on it, and it is definitely the original one. Very few of these survived the war intact, as most were modified for use post war with replacement of the key and striker.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a rare piece of military office equipment, still in very nice condition, and complete with a case. Ready to add to your collection and display!
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