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1929 Continental Klein Conti Serial # R-752 1929 Continental Klein Conti typewriter, Serial # R-752 James Gifford's 1929 Continental Klein Conti typewriter. 2016-10-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1929 Continental Klein Conti Serial # R-752 I picked up this little beauty on a whim. I can't figure out which model this is as I can't locate the serial number. It must have one, but so far it's evaded my flashlight. Any help welcome! Unlike the other Continentals featured here, this one does not sport the stylized W on the left above the 2 key, and instead seems to show a cameo with the building in it, perhaps where it was manufactured in Germany. Note the green/blue art deco arrows alongside the stencilling at the top and along the back. This machine still sports its original, Continental branded ribbon spools. Its drawstring has come undone and I'll have to repair it before posting a type sample. The case is beautiful, with a meaty adjustable handle with a buckle.

1929 Continental Klein Conti #R-752

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-24-2016 at 06:12PM
Last Edit: 10-09-2016 at 04:41PM


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I picked up this little beauty on a whim. I can't figure out which model this is as I can't locate the serial number. It must have one, but so far it's evaded my flashlight. Any help welcome! Unlike the other Continentals featured here, this one does not sport the stylized W on the left above the 2 key, and instead seems to show a cameo with the building in it, perhaps where it was manufactured in Germany. Note the green/blue art deco arrows alongside the stencilling at the top and along the back. This machine still sports its original, Continental branded ribbon spools. Its drawstring has come undone and I'll have to repair it before posting a type sample. The case is beautiful, with a meaty adjustable handle with a buckle.

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Below the typewriter, on the case bottom.
Below the typewriter, on the case bottom.


No stylized W. Illustration of a building in a red circle instead.
No stylized W. Illustration of a building in a red circle instead.

Serial number found, on the unpainted steel on the back left side of the carriage, on the horizontal lip.
Serial number found, on the unpainted steel on the back left side of the carriage, on the horizontal lip.

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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