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1927 Ideal D Serial # 112808 1927 Ideal D typewriter, Serial # 112808 Vlastimil Novak's 1927 Ideal D typewriter. 2023-06-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1927 Ideal D Serial # 112808 This is the Ideal D, at least I hope so...
I apologize, that it is quite messy and rusty. It is in the exact same condition as I bought it. I looked at it and said to myself: "Don't even think about touching it with a screwdriver!"
The machine should be originally equipped with its own spools, but this machine was missing them. I have made new ones. They are not exact replicas, but I made them to be as similar as possible. Also, all tabulator stops were missing. I don't know what the original tabulator stop should look like. I made this one from scratch just for fun and the "complexity" of the machine.
The machine itself is fantastic... It is obvious, that it has a common "father" with Continental standard. In fact, it is in some way an evolution of Continental. It is less complicated but provides (with few exceptions) the same functions. The machine looks like there is nothing in it, a lot of empty space but it works perfectly. I really like it. Writing on it is a pleasure. An interesting and clever feature is Caps Lock. Caps are locked just by moving the hinged left shift key. I really love these small details. That is what I love about typewriter collecting.
Another thing to love is the dealer label. Labels are sometimes intrusive, but this fits nicely! The machine was sold in Czechoslovakia with a German keyboard equipped with ů/í key, so writing in Czech is possible, much slower, but possible. I don't know what else to say. It is written on the machine... Ideal. It is the ideal choice for writing. It is the ideal choice for an elegant piece of machinery sitting on your desk. Take my advice and go! Go and buy some Ideal. It's worth it!
Edit: I got another Ideal. What about the tab scale?! Empty... I knew it. Days later I was shaking it upside down to get the lost screw out of it and the tab stop have fallen out!! What happiness! So, I am adding a photo of it for illustration...

1927 Ideal D #112808

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)
Created: 09-23-2016 at 11:48AM
Last Edit: 06-08-2023 at 02:07PM


Description:

This is the Ideal D, at least I hope so...
I apologize, that it is quite messy and rusty. It is in the exact same condition as I bought it. I looked at it and said to myself: "Don't even think about touching it with a screwdriver!"
The machine should be originally equipped with its own spools, but this machine was missing them. I have made new ones. They are not exact replicas, but I made them to be as similar as possible. Also, all tabulator stops were missing. I don't know what the original tabulator stop should look like. I made this one from scratch just for fun and the "complexity" of the machine.
The machine itself is fantastic... It is obvious, that it has a common "father" with Continental standard. In fact, it is in some way an evolution of Continental. It is less complicated but provides (with few exceptions) the same functions. The machine looks like there is nothing in it, a lot of empty space but it works perfectly. I really like it. Writing on it is a pleasure. An interesting and clever feature is Caps Lock. Caps are locked just by moving the hinged left shift key. I really love these small details. That is what I love about typewriter collecting.
Another thing to love is the dealer label. Labels are sometimes intrusive, but this fits nicely! The machine was sold in Czechoslovakia with a German keyboard equipped with ů/í key, so writing in Czech is possible, much slower, but possible. I don't know what else to say. It is written on the machine... Ideal. It is the ideal choice for writing. It is the ideal choice for an elegant piece of machinery sitting on your desk. Take my advice and go! Go and buy some Ideal. It's worth it!
Edit: I got another Ideal. What about the tab scale?! Empty... I knew it. Days later I was shaking it upside down to get the lost screw out of it and the tab stop have fallen out!! What happiness! So, I am adding a photo of it for illustration...

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Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)

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I am a passionate amateur mechanic from the Czech Republic, and I have always mesmerized by the complexity of typewriters since my childhood. The first one (Zeta 1501) was just a toy to me in the beginning, but by every year I got older I got also better at understanding how it is working and how to disassemble it and assemble it again. The second one was Ideal DZ33 which started my love for antique machines with all the chrome and glass keys.
My machines range from mint ones through a majority of well-used machines to piles of rust that I have repaired to be typewriters again which is a lot of fun for me.
I am quite obsessed with the beauty and technical genius of standard Continentals. I love how they were producing one model of a typewriter from 1904 to the '50s with constant changes in design and my goal is to collect every decal and every major variation of them.



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