Merz Universal typewriter

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In het Nederlands

Merde, une Concorde!

Merz Werke uit Frankfurt (Duitsland) maakt vanaf 1926 kloeke draagbare schrijfmachines. In Frankrijk brengt het die wel als 'Concord' aan de man. Want de fonetische uitspraak ('Merdz') geeft een Fransman niet meteen vertrouwen in de degelijkheid van de machine ...

De Merz-Werke bestaan overigens nog altijd - met aan het roer de vijfde generatie.

Merde, une Concorde!

Merz Werke in Frankfurt (Germany) produces robust portable typewriters from 1926. They are sold as 'Concord' in France. The phonetic pronunciation 'Merdz' (Sh*t) does not really give a Frenchman the feeling that he can rely on the machine...

The Merz-Werke still exists, by the way; the fifth generation is at the wheel.

Merz Universal

  • Type : front strike, four bank keyboard
  • This machine dates from 1930
  • Its production started in 1929
  • Serial number : 51874

Merz Universal : links

Merz : refs

  • Ernst Martin p. 336

 

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