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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
189X Densmore 1

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189X Densmore 1
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Status: My Collection
Created: 04-19-2014 at 01:59AM
Last Edit: 05-28-2017 at 11:52AM

Densmore Serial Numbers
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Densmore 1 Typewriter Galleries


This is an early Densmore no. 1, sometimes called a "1a" by collectors. It can be recognized by the circular loops in the rods that pull the typebars. These may be decorative, or they may be designed to offer a chance for fine adjustment: squeezing a loop would alter the length of the rod.

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Richard Polt
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