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Posted 12 months ago

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Chicago typewriter - 1899

This is an early Chicago showing the patent dates on the front shield. Collector's refer to this model as the 'decorated model'.

There are no type-bars on the Chicago but a metal cylinder, about the size of ones little finger, with the characters cast onto its surface. The cylinder moves back and forth and rotates to select the characters, then a hammer strikes from the back to make the impression. Many cylinders were available with different fonts.

You can see my collection of antique typewriters at www.antiquetypewriters.com

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  1. pops52 pops52, 12 months ago
    Great collection, thanks for sharing.
  2. typewritercollector typewritercollector, 12 months ago
    Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoyed seeing my collection.
    Cheers,
    Martin
  3. goldenoldy1, 9 months ago
    I have this typewriter,in its original wooden case ,wondering what its worth

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