This lovely Blue Bird Model 20 portable typewriter was made in 1959 in West Germany by the makers of Torpedo typewriters who used the "Blue Bird " name for export. Although Remington had taken over the company in the early 1930's , Torpedo typewriters had and still have amongst collectors a reputation for making wonderful machines . This one is in a metal grey / blue colour , with silver chrome trim and has the Blue Bird logo on the carriage and " Made in Western Germany " .It has mid blue coloured keys and darker grey space bar , shift keys and carriage knobs. This one has a very attractive font style which is in a "Pica' size so types with 10 letters to the inch.
This typewriter is in full working order and in a very good condition with just some very minor marks to the metal body.
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and fitted with a new black ribbon so it's ready for you to start typing!
We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons when required at $12.50 each including postage and we have plain black , plain blue , plain purple and red/ black available. A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months .
It comes with a Blue Bird wooden carry case which has a green covering which has signs of wear and marks in places. The typewriter clips into the base board and the handle and metal clasp to close both work well .
This is a very lovely German made and collectable working Blue Bird typewriter in a very nice overall condition with an easy and snapping typing action.