Groma Kolibri

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I have several ultraportables: a Hermes Rocket, an Olivetti Lettera 22 and a Smith-Corona Skyriter. These are beautifully designed machines that can hold their own against beefier portables. But none have a design as striking as my Groma Kolibri. Another blogger remarked that this is the iMac of the typewriter world: it’s remarkably slim. But what takes your breath away is its unique, sleek design, which defies categorization. I find beauty in every typewriter I own, but none is as stunning as this one. It was made in Germany, but it has the “USSR” stamp on the back.

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2 Comments

  1. Richard P says:

    Oh yes, I love them.

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  2. Richard notes in his book that Will Self uses a Kolibri. I find that I slow down when I use it, mostly because it skips occasionally. The result is writing that is more concise.

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