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1942 Continental Silenta Serial # 762563 1942 Continental Silenta typewriter, Serial # 762563 Vlastimil Novak's 1942 Continental Silenta typewriter. 2017-06-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1942 Continental Silenta Serial # 762563 Continental Silenta. Huge load of excelent typewriter and six hour bus trip for it :D
I have bought it from fellow collector. He was moving from the house to flat and Silenta did not make the cut. It was in his possesion for forty years and that is why it is in a such fabulous condition.
What else? It is really silent! I was surprised, how quiet it is. Traditional typewriter is faster, but this noise comfort is priceless!
I wonder why they made just about 70 thousands of them... I get that this is more complicated and can be easily damaged by too fast writing, but the silence!! And average Silenta with short carriage is better than this, because wide carriage has bigger kinetic energy, thus more noise.
It is marvelous piece of engineering. Something that was maybe meant for big success, but war and all issues of Wanderer Werke put end to this great machine.

1942 Continental Silenta #762563

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Vlastimil Novak (Schrei112)
Created: 06-07-2017 at 05:04AM
Last Edit: 06-07-2017 at 09:39AM


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Continental Silenta. Huge load of excelent typewriter and six hour bus trip for it :D
I have bought it from fellow collector. He was moving from the house to flat and Silenta did not make the cut. It was in his possesion for forty years and that is why it is in a such fabulous condition.
What else? It is really silent! I was surprised, how quiet it is. Traditional typewriter is faster, but this noise comfort is priceless!
I wonder why they made just about 70 thousands of them... I get that this is more complicated and can be easily damaged by too fast writing, but the silence!! And average Silenta with short carriage is better than this, because wide carriage has bigger kinetic energy, thus more noise.
It is marvelous piece of engineering. Something that was maybe meant for big success, but war and all issues of Wanderer Werke put end to this great machine.

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