A while ago, I purchased a very interesting typewriter at a Value Village store. It came in a white soft case (which finally wore out last week), and was made in Czechoslovakia. (Sorry about the quality of the photos--since it is a lightly-colored typewriter, I thought it would be a good idea to photograph it with a backdrop of dark posterboard) As you can see, the typewriter is called the "Consul." On the rear of the machine, there is a decal that has a Z in a circle, and says "Made in Czechoslovakia." I have no idea how a Czechoslovakian typewriter made it to the Pacific Northwest...or the United States at all. This blog will hopefully explore the journey of the Consul typewriter, and other Soviet typewriters.