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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1896 Franklin New Franklin

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1896 Franklin New Franklin
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Status: My Collection
Created: 12-13-2013 at 07:19PM
Last Edit: 07-31-2016 at 06:23PM

Franklin Serial Numbers
Franklin Typewriter Galleries
Franklin New Franklin Typewriter Galleries


This one came into my collection early (ca. 1996) and it was quite a thrill. The New Franklin is not such an easy model to find, even in the eBay era.

Franklins use geared typebars that strike down from the front.


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Richard Polt
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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: