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1953 Halberg Junior Serial # 14100 1953 Halberg Junior typewriter, Serial # 14100 Hein Reinders's 1953 Halberg Junior typewriter. 2022-05-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hein Reinders: 1953 Halberg Junior Serial # 14100 The Halberg Junior # 14100

This machine has been restored without trying to make it as new. It is cleaned, tacky oil has been removed, the platen has been grinded. Two screws were missing, found inside as heavily damaged and made anew. Now it works fine.
Look and smell.
The spacebar needed a new finish.
The (steel) lid of the case needed slight dent repair.
The side skirts of the carriage are made in thin and soft aluminium and had to be straightened.
The sound-dampening slab of asphalt (or what is it?)on the bottom plate has been sealed with clearcoat to dampen the smell that it produces. I liked the smell of motor-oil on a hot plate (Aah, Bentley!) but not everyone does.

The machine is all steel except for the frame with is cast aluminium alloy and the carriage fenders, in sheet aluminium.

The Halberg-factory originally produced steel shafts in Weert, the Netherlands and started producing a typewriter after the design of a German engineer. Someday I may find his name. The factory moved to Cuijk, the Nederlands and was bought by Royal (‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands) in 1954. Its design has evolved over the years and is applied in the Royalite, the Brillant and others

From the outside design, the Halberg may resemble the Hermes Baby but it is totally different, inside and out.

1953 Halberg Junior #14100

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)
Created: 05-18-2022 at 08:29AM
Last Edit: 05-19-2022 at 04:02AM


Description:

The Halberg Junior # 14100

This machine has been restored without trying to make it as new. It is cleaned, tacky oil has been removed, the platen has been grinded. Two screws were missing, found inside as heavily damaged and made anew. Now it works fine.
Look and smell.
The spacebar needed a new finish.
The (steel) lid of the case needed slight dent repair.
The side skirts of the carriage are made in thin and soft aluminium and had to be straightened.
The sound-dampening slab of asphalt (or what is it?)on the bottom plate has been sealed with clearcoat to dampen the smell that it produces. I liked the smell of motor-oil on a hot plate (Aah, Bentley!) but not everyone does.

The machine is all steel except for the frame with is cast aluminium alloy and the carriage fenders, in sheet aluminium.

The Halberg-factory originally produced steel shafts in Weert, the Netherlands and started producing a typewriter after the design of a German engineer. Someday I may find his name. The factory moved to Cuijk, the Nederlands and was bought by Royal (‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands) in 1954. Its design has evolved over the years and is applied in the Royalite, the Brillant and others

From the outside design, the Halberg may resemble the Hermes Baby but it is totally different, inside and out.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

front view with lid
front view with lid

view from behind
Halberg N.V = Halberg Ltd
view from behind Halberg N.V = Halberg Ltd

The only indication that we are dealing with a Junior
The only indication that we are dealing with a Junior


the aluminium  lid
the aluminium lid

Ceci n' est pas un Hermes Baby
Ceci n' est pas un Hermes Baby





The line spacing mechanism with its typical horizontal main shaft to the left, typical small ratchet roller to the right
The line spacing mechanism with its typical horizontal main shaft to the left, typical small ratchet roller to the right

The platen ground flat
The  links of the right-side fourbar linkage that allows the carriage to move up and down, from lower case to capital letters
The platen ground flat The links of the right-side fourbar linkage that allows the carriage to move up and down, from lower case to capital letters

a clean ribbon spool carrier
a clean ribbon spool carrier

a dirty ribbon spool carrier
a dirty ribbon spool carrier

The colour ribbon is of no use in this machine, red can not be selected
The colour ribbon is of no use in this machine, red can not be selected

clean teeth
clean teeth

the CR-lever.
Line-space selector is tiny, the indicating arrow is even smaller
the CR-lever. Line-space selector is tiny, the indicating arrow is even smaller

view on the aluminium chassis and the carriage
view on the aluminium chassis and the carriage

the famous blazon-like relief in the bottom.
Or is it a maze?
It serves to keep the bottom plate flat.  When a flat plate is domed just a little bit it may jump from domed to cupped, producing a frog-like sound.
Used for fun in frog-like toys
the famous blazon-like relief in the bottom. Or is it a maze? It serves to keep the bottom plate flat. When a flat plate is domed just a little bit it may jump from domed to cupped, producing a frog-like sound. Used for fun in frog-like toys






Nice suit. The bonnet is in aluminium, the two other parts are steel
Nice suit. The bonnet is in aluminium, the two other parts are steel





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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