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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak:
1927 Ideal D

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1927 Ideal D
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-23-2016 at 11:48AM
Last Edit: 03-16-2017 at 03:14AM

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This is the Ideal D, at least I hope so...
I apologize, that it is quite messy and rusty. It is in the exact same condition as I bought it. I looked at it and said to myself: "Don't even think about touching it with screwdriver!"
Machine should be originally equipped with its own spools, but this machine was missing them. I have made new ones. They are not exact replicas, but I made them to be as similar as possible. Also all tabulator stops were missing. I don't know how original tabulator stop should look like. I made this one from scratch just for fun and "complexity" of machine.
Machine itself is fantastic... It is obvious, that it has common "father" with Continental standard. In fact it is in some way an evolution of Continental. It is less complicated but provides (with few exceptions) the same functions. Machine looks like there is nothing in it, a lot of empty space but it works perfectly. I really like it. Writing on it is pleasure. Interesting and clever feature is Caps Lock. Caps are locked just by moving left shift key. I really love these small details. That is what I love on typewriter collecting.
Another thing to love is dealer label. Labels are sometimes intrusive, but this fits nicely! The machine was sold in Czechoslovakia with German keyboard equipped with ů/í key, so writing in Czech is possible, much slower, but possible. I don't know what else to say. It is written on the machine... Ideal. It is the ideal choice for writing. It is the ideal choice for an elegant piece of machinery sitting on your desk. Take my advice and go! Go and buy some Ideal. It's worth it!
Edit: I got another Ideal. What about tab scale?! Empty... I knew it. Days later I was shaking it upside down to get lost screw out of it and tab stop have fallen out!! What a happiness! So, I am adding photo of it for illustration...

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1927 Ideal D Photo Gallery

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