We have fully restored this machine and its metal case. And who knows, should inspiration strikes, what handier to have on hand than a vintage Olivetti? Apparently, one of the sewing machine manufacturing engineers had a hand in early production runs, and hence the trendle which was only used to advance the carriage. It also has an additional celluloid keyboard for the second shuttle which fits into clips above the keys to assist in using the alternative shuttle. Also, since they were so prolific they are not very rare. This methodology generally is considered to produce the most consistent and uniform key stroke and therefore the most uniform print impression. Featuring a delightfully retro design and coming in an array of candy-coated colors—mint, apple, baby blue—used typewriters are perfect for jazzing up a ho-hum or console. We have graded this Calagraph No 2 as a 2,2.
This American was manufactured around 1908 and was restored but it is not functioning well and the reason for the 2+,4 condition rating. Upon purchase, we will contact you within 1 business day with a custom quote that includes packing and shipping to your destination. If you want a portable to actually use for typing, then you can't go wrong with one of his old machines. There is some disagreement as to if Edison really invented this typewriter or not. Production of Corona 4 is now so low no more than a few hundred every 2 months that 5 digit series number is no longer needed.
Unfortunately, for those reasons, the Underwood is not generally considered a very collectible typewriter unless there is something very special or unique about a particular specimen. The center pinstripe design is also clear and easy to see. It was most likely made in the 1900-1902 time frame. The keyboard includes both lower and upper case letters since the shift key wasn't invented yet. This machine is in very good condition in that all pinstripping and lettering is bright and easy to read.
These ribbons are fresh and come with a freshness guarantee from the manufacturer. This is the machine depicted in the photo on page 190 of Adler's: Antique Typewriters, From Creed to Qwerty. This was probably one of the trades-ins. The machine was patented in 1904, but Frank Rose died in 1905 before he could see his design be manufactured. Thomas, August Schneclock and Franz Wagner the inventor of the Underwood in 1908. The case base is very sound and without and cracks or losses but the lid does have a little separation in one area on the top and would easily be improved with a bit of gluing.
It still has its wood base and tin cover. The Model One had a split shuttle and later models had one shuttle while still later models could hold two different shuttles at one time. Typewriter Company was founded in Syracuse, N. George Rose son began Rose Typewriter Co. Its' very low serial number indicates it was made in 1895 and just the second year of manufacture. The Smith brothers, along with former Smith Premier employee Carl Gabrielson introduce L. · Deeply Cleaned · Professional Service · Cosmetic Condition is very good compared to same models in the market Colour: Light Blue Colour Body with White keys Matte Finish Material: Metal Cosmetics: Very Good Condition with age signs and Scratches due to age.
Unfortunately the Molle wasn't very successful and the company filed for bankruptcy in 1922. The machine was working but after being idle for about ten years is not now functioning or, more likely, I just forgot how to operate it. Began 6P04855 and ended 1A09549. Of course, I have to tell them that since Royal was relatively late on the scene and not introduced until 1906 they generally are not very collectible. We have estimated its condition rating as a 2,2.
This particular machine, was manufactured around 1919, It is in good working condition. This Hall also has an early serial number 1576. There was a 5% discount on lots of 500 letters, 10% discount for 1,000 letters, and 15% discount on 5,000 letters. The carriage needs to be retied in order to fully work as intended. Also, the platen has tiny flat surfaces since curved typewriter keys were not yet invented and printer's type was still being used. It probably is the scarcer version of the Gunda.
It was a product of the Victor Typewriter Company which bought out the old Franklin Typewriter Company in 1907, discounted the Franklin and introduced the Victor. We have restored it and replaced the hand lettering so as to be identical to the original lettering. The machine shows patent dates of 1879 and 1882 but probably was not manufactured until 1889. This typewriter is often called a swinging-sector machine with a hammer striking the type from the rear of the carriage and the paper being fed from a coiled paper basket under the carriage. While all three do have distinctively different forms, the International is rectangular, the Odell is round and the Sun Dogbone is shaped like a. All keys do sound unique notes and we would estimate its condition at 2,2. Printer's type required typing on a flat surface.
The art work is clear and easily read. Because of its historical importance and rarity, we would guess its value and desirability to be similar to that of an Oliver Model 1 or an electric Blick. It is all original except I believe we did replace the paper letter index. It has ten keys two of which appear to be space bars that type a variety of dashes which can later be interpreted into words. It comes with its original leather and wood carrying case.