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Musée de la Machine à Ecrire - Schreibmaschinenmuseum

1003 Lausanne, Switzerland (Waadt)

Address Rue des Terreaux 18b
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Typewriter, calculating and coding
  • Wire- & tape recording
  • Record players with pick up
  • Photo cameras and slide projectors
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Appliances (Scales, Stamping, etc.)

Opening times
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Mercredi - Samedi: 11h - 17h

Status from 03/2024
Visits to the museum are currently free of charge.
Guided tours are available by appointment:
1 to 5 people: CHF 50.00; 6 or more people: CHF 10/person
Actuellement la visite du musée est à prix libre.
Les visites guidées sont organisées sur rendez-vous.
De 1 à 5 personnes: CHF 50.-; A partir de 6 personnes: CHF 10.-/personne

Tel.:+41-79-229 13 03  eMail:musee  


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Location / Directions
N46.523216° E6.627625°N46°31.39296' E6°37.65750'N46°31'23.5776" E6°37'39.4500"

Getting here by public transport
TL bus stop Chauderon - 150m from the museum
(lines 3, 4, 6, 9, 16, 17, 19 and 21).

Getting here by car
Most of the city's car parks (Riponne, Flon, Métropole and St-François) are just a few minutes' walk from the museum.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

CH: Sondyna AG; Zürich- Stradivari E4320 43/44 (1943/44)
CH: Stellavox, Geneva SM5 (1961)
CH: Stellavox, Geneva Fi-Cord 404 (1964??)
CH: Dictaphone AG Diktiergerät (Dictaphone) 1223 (1980??)
D: Grundig Radio- Stenorette (1954/55)
D: Olympia Werke, Diktiergerät S15 (1963?)
D: Grundig Radio- Elektronisches Notizbuch EN 3 (1964-67)
D: Grundig Radio- Stenorette 2300 L (1980??)
D: Grundig Radio- Stenorette 2080 (1984)
NL: Philips; Eindhoven Pocket Memo Executive 396 (1980??)
USA: Webster Co., The, Wire Recorder 80-1 (1947?)
USA: IBM; Armonk, N.Y. Magnabelt 224 (1965)



The machines in the collection are perfectly maintained by Jacques Perrier and the enthusiasts he has trained.

The extensive collection includes more than 1,000 typewriters, 150 calculators and numerous accessories tracing the history of the office, as well as documentation, archives, advertisements, prototypes and tools. The museum also boasts a rich heritage of Paillard Hermes, which was the flagship of industry in northern Vaud for decades. Open to international production, it brings together legendary machines from the early days of industrial production (late 19th century), machines that left their mark on the 20th century through their use in offices or the home, and exceptional examples such as the Braille writing machines made in Lausanne for the Asile des aveugles. Finally, there are a number of items that recall their famous users: two Swissa Juniors that belonged respectively to Jean Anouilh and Egon Lauer, the Russian translator of Georges Simenon's correspondence, and the Olympia SG1 belonging to Madame Walt, French marathon typing champion in 1956. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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