1959 reconditioned Green Cole Steel Ultraportable  Manual Typewriter!

1959 reconditioned Green Cole Steel Ultraportable Manual Typewriter!

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1959 reconditioned Green Cole Steel Ultraportable  Manual Typewriter! With the case, working perfectly and the paint is in great condition a little spot of wear on back please see photos. 

This is a superlight ultraportable that meaning its very light and small.  8.5 lbs

One of the earliest "off brand" machines I acquired was a Cole-Steel.  Since then, these machines have remained among my favorites.  Here is a brief Cole-Steel synopsis.  

Sales of this machine began in 1957, and continued only for several years.  The well-known firm Cole Steel Equipment Company imported and distributed the machine through established office furniture dealers.  By early 1959, it had established a subsidiary company, Cole Steel Office Machines, Inc. to handle distribution of the Cole-Steel Portable. 

The parent machine, the ABC, was launched in 1955 by Koch's Adlernahmaschinenwerke AG, in Bielefeld W. Germany; production of the ABC in Germany ended in 1966.  The ABC quickly became well known among portable typewriters in Germany because of the beautiful styling applied by Professor W. Wagenfeld of Stuttgart.

This machine was fully reconditioned and works great. (you can read on that process below under about us-reconditioning most sellers do not do this or have the training to do so)
We have a large inventory of typewriter accessories like typewriter pads, dustcover, extra ribbons, vintage paper, correction paper, erasers and more that you can add to your order! Too see them all just check them out in the shop and add individually and you will see some select options at checkout. You will receive the user manual to your typewriter via PDF for free with purchase.
Most of our typewriters are custom made and are previewed on social media throughout the process so many will sell before ever being listed so follow us on Instagram @colombocollection or Facebook @ColomboCollectionShop to see what is coming soon!
About US- What is Restoration and Reconditioning?
All the typewriters available for sale at Colombo Collection have been professionally reconditioned and restored to ultimate functionality unless otherwise stated as serviced. You can read more on our about us page to understand the differences between serviced, refurbished, reconditioned and restored. Most sellers do not have the training or do not provide these services.
So how do we do it? 
First, we disassemble the typewriter including the body and the platen from the carriage.
Then the typewriter is put into an ultra-sonic cleaning tank to degrease the machine removing gunk, grime, oil, dirt you get the picture! Then the typewriter goes through a drying process.
Next all the pieces are reviewed for any damage or corrosion and are treated or replaced. Any repairs needed are made at this time. Keys and hammers are straightened, and their alignments corrected. Then all the metals are chemically cleaned and polished.
All rubber components are replaced. The platen’s is refurbished or replaced completely and the same for the feed rollers. 
The plastics are treated, repaired if needed including rubbing compounds to remove any scratches and resurface then polished. 
The exterior if left original is cleaned, treated, buffed and polished. If it’s a restored painted piece the body is cleaned, sanded, degreased, primed, painted with new paint then dried and polished. 
Then the typewriter is tested again its tested throughout the process then once that is complete the machine is reassembled. Then the typewriter goes through a lengthy Final Quality Assurance testing that is over 30 minutes of continuous typing then we double check alignment and all other functions on the typewriter and any final adjustments are made.
With a reconditioned typewriter from Colombo Collection you can rest assured that you have invested in a quality Typewriter that has been fully tested and restored to once again provide many years of reliable service!

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