MERCEDES cars & typewriters #germany


Ilan Ganot <iganot@...>
 

An article, which attracted my attention as a child, was a hugh
MERCEDES typewriter that belonged to my grandfather. It was stored in a
large wooden box, and >from time to time, my grandfather used it for typing
letters to his siblings and friends in the USA.
Does anyone have any idea if the Mercedes typewriter factory has any
connection to the Mercedes-Benz automobile firm?

According to the Wikipedia, most ironically, the German Mercedes car brand
name has Jewish roots. It was named after the daughter of a rich Austrian
Jewish automobile entrepreneur, named Emil Jellinek. Among many other
occupations, he was a car dealer, selling large number of Daimler-Benz cars
under his daughter's name, Mercedes.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Jellinek

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