The German Groma Kolibri typewriter in its original Leather carry case, fully working model in great condition, this rare typewriter has a fascinating history. It was first introduced in East Germany in the early 1950s as a response to the increasing demand for portable typewriters. At the time, East Germany was behind the Iron Curtain, and the Groma Kolibri typewriter was one of the few consumer products that was available for export. It quickly became a favorite of writers and poets throughout Europe, and was soon being used by creative minds across the continent. The design of the Groma Kolibri typewriter is also worth noting. Its sleek, minimalist design is a testament to the ingenuity of its creators. The machine is made entirely of metal, with smooth, rounded edges and elegant lines. Its keys are positioned at an angle, which makes typing more comfortable and efficient. In addition to its aesthetic features, the Groma Kolibri typewriter was also known for its technical innovations. It was the first typewriter to feature an automatic ribbon reversal system, which meant that the user didn’t have to manually reverse the ribbon to get to the other side. This made typing faster and more efficient, and was a major selling point for the machine.
Today, the Groma Kolibri typewriter is a highly sought after collector’s item. While it may no longer be used for professional writing, it still holds a special place in the hearts of many writers and poets. Its elegant design, portability, and quiet efficiency continue to inspire creative minds around the world.
13 inches wide
12 inches long
3.25 inches tall