31 Oct 2016

Continental 100

1940  |  Continental 100  |  R335945


















I forgot to mention how much I love the three-level ribbon cover. It's unique, totally unnecessary,
and very cool.

Sent from my Continental 100

13 comments:

  1. Very serious-looking typewriter with some subtle touches. I love the idea of multiple margins! Enjoy it.

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    1. It's very businesslike and commanding!

      I was hoping that if you set 4 stops that it would ring the bell at stop 2 and stop 4, but alas it doesn't. So you can set 3 stops and just manage the first column's margin by sight.

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  2. Yes very nice, I particularly like the side panels. :)

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  3. Lovely photos of a very classy looking machine. For some reason, the multiple margin sets and two-column trick reminds me of my SM3 manual's excited explanation of how you can use its half-space feature to accurately center titles. A bit fussy to do, involving first tying out the lines on a scrap, counting spaces, etc. Now I think of it, despite the popularity of the SM3, I don't think I've ever seen anyone comment on that feature. Apologies for wandering far off topic!

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    1. Half spacing has been mentioned by a few people but not sure about the centering trick.

      I've done that myself before, although just counted the spaces in my head rather than typed it out first.

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  4. I use the word "beautiful" to describe many German typewriters, but it feels appropriate to call this one "handsome."

    Didn't older Continentals have a paper rest? Is this older or newer than the Wanderer?

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    1. Handsome it is!

      Yes, they did, and this is newer. In fact they had either little paper arms or else a fold-down wire paper rest from the very beginning.

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    2. Why would they take it out? Seems like a curious omission...

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    3. The carriage is a lot thicker, which allows for the paper to rest on the carriage more than on the older models, but it still isn't enough. I really don't know why!

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    4. Yes, it is a hefty carriage. Everything about this typewriter just says "badass."

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  5. Oh yes, that's a handsome one! Congrats (:

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  6. Congratulations on such a beautiful typewriter.

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