Voss Typewriters were Boss!

Isn’t this a beauty? From the early 1950s, a body made of metal and green Bakelite.

The background on Voss I learned from Australian Robert Messenger’s wonderful Oz Typewriter blog. Ernst Friedrich Voss, who had worked for Remington Rand before World War II and then ran a typewriter repair shop, founded the Wuppertal factory (in Wuppertal, West Germany) in 1947 and started manufacturing typewriters the following year. He was best known for making mid-sized machines that were sturdy enough to be used as an office machine but small enough to be bought as a portable.

They’re considered very desirable among collectors today and you just have to look at this one to understand why.