This machine is priced at a very reasonable EUR 7.50 and has been for months.
It's been sitting on this shelf, next to a fifties' Remington standard with damaged paintwork. The typewriter does still function, carriage moves and it seems to type fine. The ribbon looks a very recent replacement. The case looks worn and is probably moldy. There is absolutely no visible marking or decals on the machine - the paper table is the one part that is missing from the typewriter.
So a puzzle.
It took a little bit of digging around the internet and especially looking at images in The Database to identify this as almost certainly a Continental 'Klein-Conti' or Wanderer 340. This is a fairly common machine here and is even more common in Germany. The color of the paintjob is unusual, to me suggestive of it being a post-war specimen. (Did not find the serial number.)
Even though the price could be fine merely for a new ribbon, did not get the machine. Apart from it being incomplete and 'too modern' for my liking, there is a fairly strict stop here on new typewriters. So no new project typewriters. :-)
Maybe it was repainted after the war? I couldn't resist it for that price.ReplyDelete
We don't see that type of typewriter often here in the US. I would not have been able to resist either.ReplyDelete
Well, having given that Erika M a miss, the bar is set fairly high :-)ReplyDelete
Didn't look a repaint - if it was, it was very professionally done. Looked like it could have perhaps been a post-war 'incognito' machine (trying to hide its German origins).