1954 Gossen Tippa
Up for sale is a beautiful and rare Gossen Tippa which was manufactured in Western Germany in 1954. This typewriter was marketed by Gossen as the 'typewriter in a brief-case,' which is clear by its unique design. The typewriter is ultra slim, alike the Groma Kolibri, but the carrying case has extra compartments for paper, other documents, and spaces for writing utensils or other tools. This model was Gossen's second after returning to typewriter production following WWII, and shortly after this model was manufactured, the rights to their typewriters were sold to Adler. While the quality of the Adler Tippa lineup that followed this machine is still known for being high-quality, it's obvious to all that none of the machines that followed this one were nearly as attractive. This model is also very rare in America- this is the second that I've ever seen in person in my decade of collecting. The lines on this machine are beautiful, as is the dark maroon paint. The lighting for the photos makes the red look a little brighter than it is in some of the pictures, so keep this in mind. More information on this machine can be read here: https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/01/gossen-tippa-mighty-mouse-of.html
The owner's manual can be accessed here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/GossenTippa.pdf
This particular machine is in excellent shape, and is fully functional down to the bell. The typeface is extremely attractive. The paint is not perfect, but it is in great shape overall. This machine does use universal ribbons which are sold on this site. This typewriter does not have a ribbon color selector, so only single-color ribbons can be used.
If you're looking for an extremely attractive collector's typewriter that can still be used frequently and reliably for years to come, then this is a great investment!