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The Typewriter Database 190X Barlock Shift model Serial # 6610 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 190X Barlock Shift model Serial # 6610 More research is needed on this uncommon model of the Bar-Lock which uses a shift key instead of a full keyboard. The shift is directly connected to the carriage, which it simply tilts forward.

This database lists models 10 and 11 as shift models made 1902-1904. A no. 12 shift Bar-Lock is still advertised in Typewriter Topics in 1907. An ad in Typewriter Topics 1909 touts the "single-movement" Bar-Lock as opposed to the "antiquated 'Shift Key' keyboard," so I assume they weren't making shift machines by then.

There is no model number marked on this one. It came from the UK and is thus a Royal Bar-Lock instead of a Columbia Bar-Lock.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
190X Barlock Shift model

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190X Barlock Shift model
Serial #
6610

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-20-2014 at 07:41PM
Last Edit: 06-20-2014 at 07:45PM

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More research is needed on this uncommon model of the Bar-Lock which uses a shift key instead of a full keyboard. The shift is directly connected to the carriage, which it simply tilts forward.

This database lists models 10 and 11 as shift models made 1902-1904. A no. 12 shift Bar-Lock is still advertised in Typewriter Topics in 1907. An ad in Typewriter Topics 1909 touts the "single-movement" Bar-Lock as opposed to the "antiquated 'Shift Key' keyboard," so I assume they weren't making shift machines by then.

There is no model number marked on this one. It came from the UK and is thus a Royal Bar-Lock instead of a Columbia Bar-Lock.


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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: polt@xavier.edu


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