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    Posted 11 years 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.

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    1. pops52 pops52, 11 years ago
      Great collection, thanks for sharing.
    2. typewritercollector typewritercollector, 11 years ago
      Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoyed seeing my collection.
    3. goldenoldy1, 10 years ago
      I have this typewriter,in its original wooden case ,wondering what its worth

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