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The Typewriter Database 1915 Harris 4 Serial # 24037 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1915 Harris 4 Serial # 24037 I spotted this Harris No. 4 on Ebay and went for it as it was one of the nicer Harris' I had seen turn up for sale there.

After cleaning and a little oiling, it works quite well. The action is light and reasonably quick. The fourth bank is not missed. The keyboard layout is similar to the Oliver, but is more comfortable.

I believe that this machine was well thought out. It has a simple, yet effective design. It was designed to be inexpensive, however there is quality here.

After looking at the Davis Brothers blog post about the Harris, Rex, and Demountables, and seeing the serial numbers, I believe this machine is near the introduction of the Rex, which should put it around 1915. This might explain the depression on the lower right side of the front plate where, perhaps, a hole could have been drilled for the ribbon selector switch.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose:
1915 Harris 4

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1915 Harris 4
Serial #
24037

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-17-2017 at 02:17PM
Last Edit: 08-23-2017 at 08:22PM

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I spotted this Harris No. 4 on Ebay and went for it as it was one of the nicer Harris' I had seen turn up for sale there.

After cleaning and a little oiling, it works quite well. The action is light and reasonably quick. The fourth bank is not missed. The keyboard layout is similar to the Oliver, but is more comfortable.

I believe that this machine was well thought out. It has a simple, yet effective design. It was designed to be inexpensive, however there is quality here.

After looking at the Davis Brothers blog post about the Harris, Rex, and Demountables, and seeing the serial numbers, I believe this machine is near the introduction of the Rex, which should put it around 1915. This might explain the depression on the lower right side of the front plate where, perhaps, a hole could have been drilled for the ribbon selector switch.


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Gerald Ambrose
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I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.


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