1900 Ideal A3 #10510
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:12PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:12PM
The American designers E.E. Barney and Frank Tanner patented their Ideal typewriter in 1897. Seidel & Naumann of Dresden, makers of bicycles and sewing machines, started to produce the Ideal in 1900. This Ideal has a Belgian keyboard.
The Ideal is distinctive with its beautiful ornate cast iron side panels and with this early example, a wonderful Art Nouveau decal splashed on the front panel.
Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.
My website is antiquetypewriters.com