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1931 Ideal D Serial # 266289 1931 Ideal D typewriter, Serial # 266289 Vlastimil Novak's 1931 Ideal D typewriter. 2017-01-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1931 Ideal D Serial # 266289 U.S. Mirsa Ideal. The Czech speciality. I hope that I can quote ETCetera No.79:
"the Ideal office machines and Erika portables, made by Seidel & Naumann of Dresden, were sold in Czechoslovakia under the “U.S. Mirsa  name. The typewriters were labeled to suggest an American origin. Was anyone fooled, or was it just another example of Czech humor? The “Mirsa  may have come from the name of Prague typewriter dealer Miroslav Švestka, named in a pamphlet owned by Reinmar Wochinz. "
So that is. I don't know anything more. Now, Mirsa Ideals are less common than normal Ideals, but I suppose, that the ordinary ones found their way to the Czech lands later... Beside this, only difference is in the decals.
It is in great shape, just dusty and sticky, because I wasn't cleaning it at all. Its looks fabulous. Rust and scratches, all decals and inventory numbers. Sometimes I love these more, than machines in mint condition. What else? Easily detachable platen and carriage. Everything simple. It looks empty like old Remington 10. Someone was using it after 1993, because he (or she?) takes effort to equip it with KĨ sign (Koruna Ĩeská-Czech currency).

1931 Ideal D #266289

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-26-2017 at 12:07PM
Last Edit: 01-26-2017 at 12:43PM


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U.S. Mirsa Ideal. The Czech speciality. I hope that I can quote ETCetera No.79:
"the Ideal office machines and Erika portables, made by Seidel & Naumann of Dresden, were sold in Czechoslovakia under the “U.S. Mirsa  name. The typewriters were labeled to suggest an American origin. Was anyone fooled, or was it just another example of Czech humor? The “Mirsa  may have come from the name of Prague typewriter dealer Miroslav Švestka, named in a pamphlet owned by Reinmar Wochinz. "
So that is. I don't know anything more. Now, Mirsa Ideals are less common than normal Ideals, but I suppose, that the ordinary ones found their way to the Czech lands later... Beside this, only difference is in the decals.
It is in great shape, just dusty and sticky, because I wasn't cleaning it at all. Its looks fabulous. Rust and scratches, all decals and inventory numbers. Sometimes I love these more, than machines in mint condition. What else? Easily detachable platen and carriage. Everything simple. It looks empty like old Remington 10. Someone was using it after 1993, because he (or she?) takes effort to equip it with KĨ sign (Koruna Ĩeská-Czech currency).

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