Typewriter Factory: Robotron, Dresden, East Germany (DDR), 1987

I came across two photos of the Robotron factory in 1980’s Dresden, East Germany. They’re great snapshots of the people, place, and the time in which typewriter manufacturing was starting to wane in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The photos were obtained from Wikipedia’s German site under Creative Commons license, with permission from the original…

Carriage Removal on an Alpina Typewriter

I’m planning a typecast on my 1957 Alpina SK24 but first it needs a little wrenching. The carriage needed to be removed so I could have better access to certain adjustments. The English-language Alpina User’s Guide doesn’t cover carriage removal, but the German-language guide does. I translated* the German guide’s instructions into English plus shot…