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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Personal Website: antiquetypewriters.com

I have been collecting and restoring 19th century typewriters for 35 years. I love the beauty and ingenious designs of these early typewriters from the 1880 and 1I have been collecting and restoring 19th century typewriters for 35 years. I love the beauty and ingenious designs of these early typewriters from the 1880 and 1890s and continue to build my collection. Please visit my website to see my collection and please do not hesitate to be in touch. www.antiquetypewriters.com Regards, Martin Howard (Read more)


  1. Thank you hotairfan and fhrjr2 for your kind appreciation of my collection. Martin
  2. Thank you Daisy for your love and joy of seeing my collection. That feels great. (:
  3. Thank you very much. Yes, I did well to decide to collect the world's first typewriter 33 years ago. In an age when just about everyone types there is a broad and strong interest in these very early ...
  4. Thank you for sharing your pleasure in seeing the Munson. It really is a mechanical marvel. Please check out my collection of 19th century typewriters at my website where there are many strange and in...
  5. This design gave visible writing, with the type bars swinging down from behind the carriage, but in so doing the paper must be contained entirely within the carriage which was an added complexity to t...
  6. No, the inventor is Eugene Ford who became a senior research scientist with IBM, there is no association with the Ford Motor Company.
  7. Thank you for appreciating the typewriters in my collection. It has been a labour of love over the past 30 years to create the collection which continues to grow a bit each year. There are many be...
  8. Thank you Curtis for your appreciation of this very rare Dart typewriter. I am thrilled to finally have one after all these years and to no longer have to imagine how it works. I hope that you are abl...
  9. Thank you for your appreciation of this rare typing machine.
  10. Thank you all for letting me know that you like my typewriters and their display. I wish that I had space for two more of these cabinets! Cheers, Martin
  11. The lighting in the cabinet are 20 W Xenon bulbs, which have a very good colour index but produce a fair amount of heat. If I were putting lighting into this cabinet today, I would use LED lights.
  12. Thanks for asking. All of my typewriters are in great mechanical condition but I actually do all my typing on my Mac! 1/2 " ribbons are available at Business Depot (Staples)
  13. Thank you for your kind appreciation of my antique typewriters and their display. Martin
  14. That would have to be the Hall typewriter from 1882. Check it out here. http://www.antiquetypewriters.com/collection/typewriter.asp?Hall%201#.WFiO1ncZOCc
  15. Now that would be a challenge. (:
  16. A good question. One can only image what the delay was.
  17. Thank you Celiene, I love machines too. It is great to be able to share ones passions.
  18. Hi Celiene, Thank you for expressing your wonder of the the 'Blick' typewriter. The Blick does not have type bars at all! It uses a single type element or type wheel, (think IBM 'Golf ball' as u...
  19. Thanks for sending me the photos. Did you send them to my email address? I cannot see where they are at the moment.
  20. The Blickensderfer 7 first appeared in 1897. I love the look of the number 7 with the shiny aluminum frame, with the copper shield with the typewriter's name sitting proudly in the middle. How ...
  21. Thank you for sharing your joy in seeing these remarkable early typewriters. It is great to know that these typewriters are admired.
  22. Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback, much appreciated. There early typewriters are so ingenious and beautiful that they need to be shown and enjoyed. Cheers, Martin
  23. Yes for sure, thanks, I am thrilled to have this early Stenograph in my collection. You have good taste. Good luck in your hunt. Martin
  24. Thank you for your appreciation of my antique typewriters. It is wonderful to be able to share with others what ones loves. Cheers, Martin
  25. Thank you Sean, I am so pleased that you see and appreciate the beauty of this remarkable early typewriter. Martin
  26. Yes, thank you, the condition is quite emarkable on this beautiful typewriter. I am so thrilled to have it in my collection. Martin
  27. Over 300 different typewriter designs were tried during the 1880s and 1890s. It was the wild west for typewriters. The Underwood, which appeared in 1896, would bring to an end this age of experim...
  28. Thank you, that is a very good suggestion to not post too many typewriters in one day. I just got into catching up and just kept on going. I'm sorry for the overkill. If you like, please visit my c...
  29. Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoyed seeing my collection. Cheers, Martin
  30. A good question. I see the following reasons as to why the keys are so spread apart. - The type-levers open up like a fan, so the further away from the back end of the typewriter, the further the ...
  31. Hi Mike, I love taking early typewriters apart and cleaning them from the inside out. I have spent many hours working on these beautiful typing machines. All of the typewriters in my collection are m...
  32. Hello, Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm about the Lambert typewriter from my collection. The Lambert typewriter is truly a unique and wonderful piece of industrial design and art. The top ...
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