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1904 Ideal A3 Serial # 12435 1904 Ideal A3 typewriter, Serial # 12435 Enrico Morozzi's 1904 Ideal A3 typewriter. 2014-04-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Enrico Morozzi: 1904 Ideal A3 Serial # 12435 S&N Ideal Mo.A3 with decimal tabulator. Designed by Edwin E. Barney and Frank J.Tanner and first produced in 1900 by the German sewing machine company Seidl & Neumann.
The typebasket isn't vertical like in the Underwood 5, but it's angled 45°.
The return lever is set near the keyboard, on the right, far from the carriage.
This machine has an hybrid shift system: pressing the shift key raises the basket AND lowers the carriage.

1904 Ideal A3 #12435

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-11-2014 at 10:48AM
Last Edit: 04-12-2014 at 04:41AM


Description:

S&N Ideal Mo.A3 with decimal tabulator. Designed by Edwin E. Barney and Frank J.Tanner and first produced in 1900 by the German sewing machine company Seidl & Neumann.
The typebasket isn't vertical like in the Underwood 5, but it's angled 45°.
The return lever is set near the keyboard, on the right, far from the carriage.
This machine has an hybrid shift system: pressing the shift key raises the basket AND lowers the carriage.

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The mainspring is set in a central position, and the tabulator levers are outside the chassis.
The ribbon is 10mm-wide.
If you tried to find a 10mm-wide ribbon then you know it is impossible to find.. Here's the trick: buy a EPSON ERC-27 (cod. OEM C43S01536) cartridge, crack open it, and use its purple ribbon...
The mainspring is set in a central position, and the tabulator levers are outside the chassis. The ribbon is 10mm-wide. If you tried to find a 10mm-wide ribbon then you know it is impossible to find.. Here's the trick: buy a EPSON ERC-27 (cod. OEM C43S01536) cartridge, crack open it, and use its purple ribbon...

The s/n is set on the right side of the keyboard.
The s/n is set on the right side of the keyboard.

View from the bottom. On the lower right corner of the photo you can see the big spool driving gear. That red velvet acts as sound-smoother.
View from the bottom. On the lower right corner of the photo you can see the big spool driving gear. That red velvet acts as sound-smoother.

From the side you can see the type levers.. they look like piano hammers!
From the side you can see the type levers.. they look like piano hammers!

From the left side you can adjust the right margin setting by this lever.
From the left side you can adjust the right margin setting by this lever.

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