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The Typewriter Database 19XX Burroughs Unknown Serial # unknown From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX Burroughs Unknown Serial # unknown This is probably the last typewriter I'll buy on eBay, as they all arrive damaged. Seller of this one said "keys work" but failed to mention huge dent on the front of the frame that clearly happened when it was dropped before it was shipped (damage wasn't in listing photos and the box was in pretty decent shape). Or that it's ratty and filthy. The back panel is pristine, by some miracle, but this typewriter needs a bath and a body shop. Anyhoo, this was once a beautiful machine. It's missing one of the two red rubber carriage knobs. The Burroughs name on the front and the back of the carriage doesn't appear to have featured the underscore that shows up on other examples of the logotype on this site, nor does it feature any kind of cameo logo on the top right. The stencilling seems complete, so perhaps this was an earlier machine? I can't find the serial number. I may need a sandblaster.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
19XX Burroughs Unknown

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19XX Burroughs Unknown
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-17-2016 at 01:44PM
Last Edit: 09-17-2016 at 02:15PM

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This is probably the last typewriter I'll buy on eBay, as they all arrive damaged. Seller of this one said "keys work" but failed to mention huge dent on the front of the frame that clearly happened when it was dropped before it was shipped (damage wasn't in listing photos and the box was in pretty decent shape). Or that it's ratty and filthy. The back panel is pristine, by some miracle, but this typewriter needs a bath and a body shop. Anyhoo, this was once a beautiful machine. It's missing one of the two red rubber carriage knobs. The Burroughs name on the front and the back of the carriage doesn't appear to have featured the underscore that shows up on other examples of the logotype on this site, nor does it feature any kind of cameo logo on the top right. The stencilling seems complete, so perhaps this was an earlier machine? I can't find the serial number. I may need a sandblaster.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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