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1912 Ideal A4 Serial # 95871 1912 Ideal A4 typewriter, Serial # 95871 Mark Schrad's 1912 Ideal A4 typewriter. 2022-09-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1912 Ideal A4 Serial # 95871 I got this 1912 Ideal A4 at Herman's typewriter gathering in November, 2019 from a collector looking to unload it as it had been damaged in shipping. Broken carriage rails and busted escapement wheel. Perhaps one day I'll get it back running again. But at least it looks nice.

[EDIT: After a few years on the shelf, I finally got up the gumption to try to fix it in the summer of 2022. With some replacement parts imported from Hungary, the machine is getting closer to functionality.]

1912 Ideal A4 #95871

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 01-09-2021 at 12:51PM
Last Edit: 09-04-2022 at 11:30AM


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I got this 1912 Ideal A4 at Herman's typewriter gathering in November, 2019 from a collector looking to unload it as it had been damaged in shipping. Broken carriage rails and busted escapement wheel. Perhaps one day I'll get it back running again. But at least it looks nice.

[EDIT: After a few years on the shelf, I finally got up the gumption to try to fix it in the summer of 2022. With some replacement parts imported from Hungary, the machine is getting closer to functionality.]

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Professor of Political Science and Director of Russian Area Studies at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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