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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Adams:
189x Merritt Type Writer

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189x Merritt Type Writer
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-04-2014 at 10:52PM
Last Edit: 05-28-2017 at 06:45PM

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This Merritt "Type Writer" is now the oldest machine in my collection. Advertisements date the Merritt from around 1890 to about 1896 (based on a search of various digital archives).

My Merritt arrived without a cover, but it is otherwise whole, though not in working condition. The serial number is imprinted on the right front of the base, not the rear right as on some other machines.

I note that "Type Writer" is two words (but not hyphenated).


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