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Type Talk » Typewriter Wiki » 13-2-2017 12:45:05

Rudi
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This sounds great to me.

The World of Typewriters » German news article about one of the first typewriters » 20-12-2016 07:01:24

Rudi
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I just stumbled across an article about the wooden typewriter made by Peter Mitterhofer. https://heise.de/-3572821

Standard Typewriters » What does this little knob? » 02-12-2016 14:40:08

Rudi
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Well, I found out that when I push the button, I can turn it about 15° counter clockwise. The knob then stays there about 5mm deeper in the machine as before -- and does nothing. It may be a mechanism called "Stechwalze", which should decouple the platen. Since the line feed mechanism is also on the right side, it could be related to such a functionality. But I can't figure out how this would work.

Standard Typewriters » What does this little knob? » 27-11-2016 14:48:12

Rudi
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My Kappel Model 2 has a little knob on the right platter movement knob. I can push it to the left, so that it moves closer to the big knob, but can't figure out what it does.

https://qzzq.de/kappel/walzenrad-rechts.jpg


So what is the purpose of this little knob?

Standard Typewriters » What is this for a symbol » 23-11-2016 16:16:02

Rudi
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The carriage has the same serial number as the main machine, so I think that it is the original one.

Standard Typewriters » What is this for a symbol » 22-11-2016 13:38:46

Rudi
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Nice, now I found them on the front and the carriage. They start with 86, so according to the list at [1] it should be from 1932 or 1933.

The size of the platen is 25cm [2], the carriage is almost 30cm [3].

I got the machine to write with the 13mm ribbon by cheating[4]. After I inserted the ribbon, the blue color mode made the top of the letters got cut off and in red mode they were half red and half blue. So I placed some insulated wire to add some space. Now the machine writes nice [5] [6], but I will replace the ribbon by a complete black one soon.

[1] http://typewriterdatabase.com/kappel.59.typewriter-serial-number-database
[2] https://qzzq.de/kappel/messung-walze.jpg
[3] https://qzzq.de/kappel/messung-wagen.jpg
[4] https://qzzq.de/kappel/cheat.jpg
[5] https://qzzq.de/kappel/schriftbild.jpg
[6] https://qzzq.de/kappel/abdruck-farbband.jpg

Standard Typewriters » What is this for a symbol » 21-11-2016 14:13:11

Rudi
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It is definitely not a portable one. I hope the pictures survive this try:

https://qzzq.de/kappel/front.jpg

https://qzzq.de/kappel/front.jpg

https://qzzq.de/kappel/back.jpg

https://qzzq.de/kappel/back.jpg

Standard Typewriters » What is this for a symbol » 20-11-2016 16:42:13

Rudi
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Thanks!

I don't know which model it is, also I did not found any serial number. The only mark I found is a orange label on the back which says "Größe 12".

http://Picture of the front http://Picture of the back

Standard Typewriters » What is this for a symbol » 20-11-2016 11:24:30

Rudi
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Hi,

I got an old Kappel typewriter, which has a symbol, which I don't know what it means. It is a equation sign with a circle above it. The following picture is how the typewriter print it. I placed the X, o and = as reference.

https://qzzq.de/symbol.png

Does anyone know what this symbol means?

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