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The Typewriter Database 1898 Shimer 3 Serial # 25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1898 Shimer 3 Serial # 25 Being an under-strike typewriter and of the same size as the early Remington typewriters, it is often referred to as having “more than a passing similarity to early Remingtons”, however the implication that it is essentially the same typewriter is incorrect. Granted it does have the same general look but with its own uniquely designed components, it is a unique machine.

The early Shimers, such as this one, have the added distinction of a typebar basket shift for uppercase charaters, along with white, not black keys. In fact no two Shimers are quite the same. There are differences in the frame design and later Shimers used a carriage shift, as seen on the early Remingtons. All these differences, indicate that the Shimer typewriter never reached the status of a full production machine.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1898 Shimer 3

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1898 Shimer 3
Serial #
25

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:29AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 09:29AM

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Being an under-strike typewriter and of the same size as the early Remington typewriters, it is often referred to as having “more than a passing similarity to early Remingtons”, however the implication that it is essentially the same typewriter is incorrect. Granted it does have the same general look but with its own uniquely designed components, it is a unique machine.

The early Shimers, such as this one, have the added distinction of a typebar basket shift for uppercase charaters, along with white, not black keys. In fact no two Shimers are quite the same. There are differences in the frame design and later Shimers used a carriage shift, as seen on the early Remingtons. All these differences, indicate that the Shimer typewriter never reached the status of a full production machine.


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Martin Howard
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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