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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1915* Chicago Closed Frame Model

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1915* Chicago Closed Frame Model
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2013 at 03:58AM
Last Edit: 07-17-2017 at 10:18AM

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This is a pretty Chicago from my collection. It works fine except that on a few characters, the type cylinder doesn't turn far enough and the characters are displaced from their proper position on the page.

I'm guessing a manufacture date near the end of production. The highest Chicago serial number in Herman Price's data is 89284. The latest reference to the Chicago that I can find in Typewriter Topics is 1916, and sources say that production ended in 1917.


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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:

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