1913 Ideal B #1146
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-11-2014 at 10:26AM
Last Edit: 04-12-2014 at 02:47AM
Early Ideal mo.B, the first really "standard" machine from Seidl Neumann. Designed by Julius Mohns in 1912 it has many common features with the other Mohns' creation: the Continental Standard. Both these machines had great success in Germany and in Europe until the end of the 40s.
These machines are ergonomically and mechanically inspired to the Underwood 5 typewriter (like most of typewriters produced from 1900 on).
The s/n is set on the left part of the keyboard.
on the right side, inside the chassis there is a handle to rewind the spool, outside the chassis, there is a small knob to lock the keyboard.. maybe for children (or cats)?
That big spring is adjustable and helps raising the carriage.
The carriage runs on small cylinders angled 45┬░. These cylinders will be employed (in a different position) on the Olivetti M20 carriage.
The paper is kebt in place by two small steel plates on the sides and by a long steel scaled bar without paper rolls.. needless to say, you must keep that bar clean, or you'll find black stripes on your paper.
The ribbon used on this typewriter is 16mm wide.
The line-spacing adjustment is the same of the S&N Ideal A, but placed on the left side.
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