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The Typewriter Database 1886 Columbia 2 Serial # 977 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1886 Columbia 2 Serial # 977 The exquisite Columbia 2 shows some primary changes to the Columbia 1. Notably, the type-wheel now prints across the top of the platen, with the anvil and leather cushion strip present on model 1 gone. Also the upper and lowercase characters are now on one larger type-wheel and the index pointer has two ends, one end for selecting lowercase characters and the other end for uppercase characters.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1886 Columbia 2

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1886 Columbia 2
Serial #
977

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-14-2017 at 07:55AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2017 at 07:55AM

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The exquisite Columbia 2 shows some primary changes to the Columbia 1. Notably, the type-wheel now prints across the top of the platen, with the anvil and leather cushion strip present on model 1 gone. Also the upper and lowercase characters are now on one larger type-wheel and the index pointer has two ends, one end for selecting lowercase characters and the other end for uppercase characters.


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Martin Howard
Username: MartinHoward

I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

My website is antiquetypewriters.com