Antique German Continental Typewriter

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    I found this beauty of an old typewriter today on the flea market. Years ago I had seen another one, and my sweetheart talked me out of buying it, because we have so little space in our house, but I regretted it until today when I bought this one :-)

    It is extremely heavy, around 25 kg, and we sweat while we carried it to the car :-)

    I looked it up on the net, it was manufactured around 1929

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    sagerchatter77, Boxwoodcottage, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Boxwoodcottage 69 months ago | reply

      Oh this is so beautiful!!! Great find!!!

    2. seaside rose garden 69 months ago | reply

      Love old typewriters!! Love the way it feels to type of them!!

    3. Valeriana Solaris 69 months ago | reply

      :-) Thank you, Michelle ! Sadly, the ink ribbon is empty, but it still is very nice!

    4. "T"eresa 68 months ago | reply

      nice find lovely image ty

    5. sesibone 58 months ago | reply

      This sure is a very nice looking machine, I bet your were so elated to have found it and have a second chance to finally have it. Thank you for sharing Valeriana (pretty name) Solaris.

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    7. gordonbarker316 39 months ago | reply

      Hi there I served an apprenticeship as a Typewrter Mechanic from 1956 to 1961 and am now nearly 71! These machines were the most reliable and had the best writing line alignement of any other machines than the new Olympia SG1 or the Adler Special. Imperial, Royal, Underwood, Remington Olivetti and all the other dross were a real pile of junk compared to these quality old machine. Been looking for one myself for ages. Take care of it Gordon

    8. Valeriana Solaris 20 months ago | reply

      Thank you, gordon, for your lovely comment!

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