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1912 Ideal A4 Serial # 95096 1912 Ideal A4 typewriter, Serial # 95096 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1912 Ideal A4 typewriter. 2021-01-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1912 Ideal A4 Serial # 95096 Got this Ideal A4 from 1912 (serial number 95096) at the end of summer (29th August 2020). It was in a bad shape aesthetically and had a lot of rust on the cast body and its chrome parts but the mechanics worked fine. I cleaned it properly, de-rusted it and now it doesn't only work but also looks quite nice I think. It won't become a regular typewriter but I really like the mechanics and the carriage return lever just above the keys and not at the carriage itself. Nice idea.

1912 Ideal A4 #95096

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-29-2020 at 10:54AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 03:04AM


Description:

Got this Ideal A4 from 1912 (serial number 95096) at the end of summer (29th August 2020). It was in a bad shape aesthetically and had a lot of rust on the cast body and its chrome parts but the mechanics worked fine. I cleaned it properly, de-rusted it and now it doesn't only work but also looks quite nice I think. It won't become a regular typewriter but I really like the mechanics and the carriage return lever just above the keys and not at the carriage itself. Nice idea.

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Photos:

Ideal A4 frontal view
Ideal A4 frontal view

Ideal A4 left cast-iron logo
Ideal A4 left cast-iron logo

Ideal A4 left side
Ideal A4 left side

Ideal A4 right cast-iron logo
Ideal A4 right cast-iron logo

Ideal A4 right side
Ideal A4 right side

Ideal A4 back
Ideal A4 back

Ideal A4 keys and logo front
Ideal A4 keys and logo front

Ideal A4 paper holder logo (de-rusted and cleaned but not yet preserved through lacquer painting)
Ideal A4 paper holder logo (de-rusted and cleaned but not yet preserved through lacquer painting)

Ideal A4 type slugs
Ideal A4 type slugs

Ideal A4 carriage to the right
Ideal A4 carriage to the right

Ideal A4 carriage to the left
Ideal A4 carriage to the left

Ideal A4 serial number (old photo, pre-cleaning)
Ideal A4 serial number (old photo, pre-cleaning)

Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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