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Posted 4 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, 4 years ago
    Great collection, thanks for sharing.
  2. typewritercollector typewritercollector, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoyed seeing my collection.
  3. goldenoldy1, 4 years ago
    I have this typewriter,in its original wooden case ,wondering what its worth

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