I picked up this little beauty on a whim. I can't figure out which model this is as I can't locate the serial number. It must have one, but so far it's evaded my flashlight. Any help welcome! Unlike the other Continentals featured here, this one does not sport the stylized W on the left above the 2 key, and instead seems to show a cameo with the building in it, perhaps where it was manufactured in Germany. Note the green/blue art deco arrows alongside the stencilling at the top and along the back. This machine still sports its original, Continental branded ribbon spools. Its drawstring has come undone and I'll have to repair it before posting a type sample. The case is beautiful, with a meaty adjustable handle with a buckle.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.
Below the typewriter, on the case bottom.
No stylized W. Illustration of a building in a red circle instead.
Serial number found, on the unpainted steel on the back left side of the carriage, on the horizontal lip.