Shock & Awe… I was about to toss the box that this typewriter came in when I spotted an envelope…. inside was a German manual.

1918 Wanderer-Werke A. G. Chemnitz Continental

1918 Wanderer-Werke A. G. Chemnitz Continental


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  1. Nick says:

    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. Richard P says:

    Wow. Fantastic acquisition!

    I love the double carriage return levers, left and right. I’m sure the machine has many other surprises.

  3. 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.

  4. Chris Pittman says:

    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.

  5. Robert G says:

    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 :-)

    • GEE says:

      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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