A look into an extensive typewriter collection

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — At the age of 25, Greg Fudacz of Wethersfield went to a tag sale and bought his very first vintage ROYAL typewriter for $5 dollars. That was 14 years ago. Now, he has about 250 and they are worth a lot. Some date back to the late 1800’s.

Many of what he has were made in the typewriter capital of the country, which was Hartford; others are from Europe.

nyberg correspondent type“This is actually European, I believe it’s German and it’s meant for the Austrian market specifically, the Correspondent is for the Austrian market, it’s a rebrand from the Rofa, this is made in about 1920.”

“This one is the oldest one here, 1884. type A look into an extensive typewriter collection It would have been the second commercially successful typewriter to ever have been produced, but James Hammond, the inventor, he was a little slow.”

nyberg blick electric“Can’t forget the Blick Electric. It is the Holy grail, my holy grail, the Blick Electric, made in Stamford, Connecticut and it was thought to be the first every commercially-produced electric typewriter.”

You can find out more about Fudacz’s collection on his website.

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