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Posted 3 years ago

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The Ford typewriter is a striking machine with its beautiful ornate grill and gracefully integrated keyboard. It was a machine to grace the eyes but would not have endeared itself to the typist, as the keys are rather springy and wobbly when typing and the platen surprisingly does not have a line-by-line clicking action. Also the shift keys for capitals and figures require a solid push to operate, not a good design for fast typing.

"THE FIRST WRITING MACHINE adopting ALUMINUM is the FORD TYPEWRITER"

You can see my collection at www.antiquetypewriters.com

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  1. Tobigkey Tobigkey, 3 years ago
    What a beautiful piece. And in such good shape to. NICE find!
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 3 years ago
    these must have cost a fortune in 1895!! probably even more now.
  3. typewritercollector typewritercollector, 3 years ago
    Mike you're right, the Ford cost $75 in 1895, which was a lot of money. In comparison one could buy a nice horse drawn carriage for that amount or a huge coal burning furnace would set you back around $50.

    You can read more about the Ford typewriter and see other wonderful 19th century typewriters at my website antiquetypewriters.com

    Cheers,
    Martin Howard
  4. xxmagsxx xxmagsxx, 3 years ago
    That typwriter would make the cut for my glass showcase for sure!!...Awsume

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