The Brosette is German fairly rare typewriter (excellent information about these typewriters are available here ).
I was lucky to buy one of the second newer generation from Retro Tech Geneva which I will not feature in this post mostly because it is well displayed on that blog so I wouldn't want to run a duplicate post.
What I will present are two I was lucky enough to find and buy from Germany. One is a Brosette Spezial from the first production in 1953 and the second is apparently from 1954 with a shiny paint finish.
Starting with the first: this was bought by a Typewriter Mechanic that did I great work. It was anyway in good conditions but some of the details let me think that it was further improved.
Here is how it arrived, with the case in excellent conditions too:
On the back there is still the plate from the dealer " "Heinzel and Reitzner, Hersbruck/Mfr.”"
The paint finish is different than later version. It is the first time I saw this model anywhere . It is a lighter green than the usual model 1 Brosette
Serial Number 12852
Here is the second Brosette: This is a later model that features a shiny paint finish. I did pay less for this one but have spent several hours to bring it back to life (mostly cleaning, I am not really a good mechanic)
Nice Logo !
Typeface is the standard Brosette Pica but very crisp
And here they are together
I hope you have enjoyed this special on Brosette typewriters. These are certainly very special typewriters: what I find unique is the portability (highly portable for the 50's) and the simplicity yet beauty of the design. In terms of typing experience I was lucky and both are very much usable. This is certainly important to me ! On the other hand, given the relative rarity of the Brosette, I am somehow afraid to use it too much but will certainly do from time to time !!