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1939 Continental Wanderer W50 Serial # R 215922 1939 Continental Wanderer W50 typewriter, Serial # R 215922 Hein Reinders's 1939 Continental Wanderer W50 typewriter. 2023-06-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hein Reinders: 1939 Continental Wanderer W50 Serial # R 215922 Burgundy Red Comtinental Wanderer 50

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1939 Continental Wanderer W50 #R 215922

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)
Created: 06-05-2023 at 12:11PM
Last Edit: 06-13-2023 at 04:02AM


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Burgundy Red Comtinental Wanderer 50

The backspace did not work, see gallery for the repair

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The lever that reaches into the main wheel of the escapement, to set it one klick backwards by moving down at the arrow (sorry)
At the arrow there is a small metal part that pushes the main wheel down and leaves the wheel alone on its way back upwards
The lever that reaches into the main wheel of the escapement, to set it one klick backwards by moving down at the arrow (sorry) At the arrow there is a small metal part that pushes the main wheel down and leaves the wheel alone on its way back upwards

It looked like something was broken here, the cause of the problem seemed found
But is was not, as comparison to an equivalent part in a Sterling Continental revealed a similar weary edge.
It looked like something was broken here, the cause of the problem seemed found But is was not, as comparison to an equivalent part in a Sterling Continental revealed a similar weary edge.

the metal was hammered flat a little bit to make it protrude just a few 10th of a mm.
After that it reaches right behind a tooth of the escapement gearwheel, instead of against it.
This solved the problem.
The unsatisfactory aspect being that the root cause of the problem stayed unclear. 
This machine is beautiful but crammed full of parts, you can not see what is happening around the escapement
the metal was hammered flat a little bit to make it protrude just a few 10th of a mm. After that it reaches right behind a tooth of the escapement gearwheel, instead of against it. This solved the problem. The unsatisfactory aspect being that the root cause of the problem stayed unclear. This machine is beautiful but crammed full of parts, you can not see what is happening around the escapement

Comparison to the pawl of a Sterling Continental (below) shows that there is no fracture, but a difference in shape and lenght of the pawl end.
It also shows that the pivot-bolt is the other way around in the Sterling.
Comparison to the pawl of a Sterling Continental (below) shows that there is no fracture, but a difference in shape and lenght of the pawl end. It also shows that the pivot-bolt is the other way around in the Sterling.

in its case
in its case

chromed parts!
chromed parts!

Brand name embossed in the robbon reel
Reel in machine color
Brand name embossed in the robbon reel Reel in machine color

view from the right, with carriage in normal position
view from the right, with carriage in normal position

view from the right with carriage in its upper position,  for typing capital letters.
Notice that the ribbon reels move up too, including the ribbon hopper.
This is quite different from the Alpina SK24, where only the rubber roller (and the ribbon hopper) move upwards
view from the right with carriage in its upper position, for typing capital letters. Notice that the ribbon reels move up too, including the ribbon hopper. This is quite different from the Alpina SK24, where only the rubber roller (and the ribbon hopper) move upwards

Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)

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As a retired product development engineer, I am fascinated by the design of electro-mechanical products in which parts move, make noise and, preferably, radiate a little heat. Most preferred are products that are operated by keys, like typewriters, accordeons and pianos.
My genetics and statistics on lifetime expectancy suggest that it is time for me to let you know about the fantastic design, product engineering and manuacturing skills of the generation before mine. I salute mr. Munk for the opportunity that he has created for me to show it to the world. Okay, a bit bombastic.
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