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1933 Continental Klein Conti Serial # R 037780 1933 Continental Klein Conti typewriter, Serial # R 037780 Julian Walkner's 1933 Continental Klein Conti typewriter. 2024-04-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Walkner: 1933 Continental Klein Conti Serial # R 037780 Klein Continental with "Schräge Zierschrift"


This typeface was originally on a black Klein-Conti with the serial number R 063451 but it had the "unsolvable" high rising type-bar problem.
Actually there is one way to solve it and I know an admirable collector in Germany who does it. He bends new, longer, linkages for the type-bars.
But I keep telling myself that I don't have the proper tools to do it. It's the perfect excuse . The truth is, I don't have the patience.

I decided to try a type-bar swap. The first attempt failed , because I had bought a machine with a "wrong" segment. As far as I am aware now, Continental used at least 3 different segments on the Klein-Contis and at least two sub segments.

But a month ago saw a vanilla-yellow „Pica“ Klein -Conti with the matching "bulge" segment for a reasonable price and gave it another try.
The sub-segment was different to the black R 063451, but it worked. It is important to swap the whole unit - segment, ribbon vibrator, type-bars.


And doesn't the vanilla-yellow go better with this typeface?

The poster is by A.M. Cassandre, the designer of one of the Olivetti Graphika typefaces.

1933 Continental Klein Conti #R 037780

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)
Created: 04-01-2024 at 07:23AM
Last Edit: 04-01-2024 at 09:48AM


Description:

Klein Continental with "Schräge Zierschrift"


This typeface was originally on a black Klein-Conti with the serial number R 063451 but it had the "unsolvable" high rising type-bar problem.
Actually there is one way to solve it and I know an admirable collector in Germany who does it. He bends new, longer, linkages for the type-bars.
But I keep telling myself that I don't have the proper tools to do it. It's the perfect excuse . The truth is, I don't have the patience.

I decided to try a type-bar swap. The first attempt failed , because I had bought a machine with a "wrong" segment. As far as I am aware now, Continental used at least 3 different segments on the Klein-Contis and at least two sub segments.

But a month ago saw a vanilla-yellow „Pica“ Klein -Conti with the matching "bulge" segment for a reasonable price and gave it another try.
The sub-segment was different to the black R 063451, but it worked. It is important to swap the whole unit - segment, ribbon vibrator, type-bars.


And doesn't the vanilla-yellow go better with this typeface?

The poster is by A.M. Cassandre, the designer of one of the Olivetti Graphika typefaces.

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The original typewriter
The original typewriter

Horrible alignment when I tried it with the original segment from the vanilla-yellow machine.  I then mounted the segment from the black machine  and the alignment was as good as with the original setup.
Horrible alignment when I tried it with the original segment from the vanilla-yellow machine. I then mounted the segment from the black machine and the alignment was as good as with the original setup.

The "flat" segment -as you can see it didn't work out
The "flat" segment -as you can see it didn't work out

The "bulge" segment
The "bulge" segment

Sub-segment 1
Sub-segment 1

Sub-segment 2
Sub-segment 2

Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)

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I quickly discovered my interest in different typefaces, so I focused my collection on them.
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