10 thoughts on “1918 Continental Standard with Orginal Manual….”

  1. Could you show us scans/photos of all of the typefaces in the book? I’ve actually been very interested in the fonts that Continental offered lately. 😀

  2. A lovely looking machine. I like the way the front flips down to access the type slugs for cleaning. Looks like it shares some Underwoodish features (or vice versa), but adds plenty of its own. I’m curious about those wonderful levers on the left side of the body.

  3. I have one of these, locked solid. I presumed it was locked by rust but your post has me wondering if maybe it isn’t just a matter of the locking levers you mention, how do these need to be positioned? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Tony:
      Now that you mention it… it does have the looks and feel of an Underwood 5 (except for the extra levers). I will go into this in greater today in todays post.

  4. Congratulations; looks impressive with the factory portrait in front. All the metalwork looks spotless too. An absolute bonus to have the documents for the machine too, that really does add to experiencing a machine as it would have been when new (my feeling, at least :-)

    1. Robert G:
      It is an amazing typewriter and I am not truly sure why I was able to obtain it so cheap. I consider it to be one great gifts that I have received in my time collecting typewriters.

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