Posted 5 years ago
Was watching a TV programme and the presenter visited a Typewriter Museum in the States and mentioned the first practical typewriter was a Scholes and Gliddens. "Wonder what the typewriter is we have got in the garage?" I said to the wife. Went into the garage and after dusting if off low and behold it was a Scholes and Glidden. It was in the house when we bought it 35 years ago and we know it had been must have been there at least 10 years before that, as that is how long the house had been empty.
Carried out some research and found out that they have serial numbers ours is 3239 with no prefix. I understand that they were often operated by ladies and were decorated with flowers, curious thing ours has a variety of Coat of Arms.
The condition I know is not good, the paint work is flaking, but with only surface rust, in hindsight I wish I had looked after it.
Remaining problem is what to do with it! Any suggestions or information on this typewriter would be much appreciated.