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The Typewriter Database 1891 Franklin 2 Serial # 4862 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1891 Franklin 2 Serial # 4862 When Wellington Parker Kidder was just fifteen years old, he patented an improvement in rotary steam engines and would go on to study applied mechanics and drawing in Boston. He became interested in printing presses and patented many improvements. It is not surprising then that typewriters would follow, with the superb Franklin being his first.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1891 Franklin 2

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1891 Franklin 2
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4862

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 12:34PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 12:34PM

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When Wellington Parker Kidder was just fifteen years old, he patented an improvement in rotary steam engines and would go on to study applied mechanics and drawing in Boston. He became interested in printing presses and patented many improvements. It is not surprising then that typewriters would follow, with the superb Franklin being his first.


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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