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The Typewriter Database 19XX Simplex 300 Serial # unknown From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX Simplex 300 Serial # unknown I picked this up at a country market. $30 in the original box and I have no idea how it works? Sure, if it says typewriter on it. Actually, I do have some idea of how it works, in principle. It's in good shape. The rim of the wheel is rusted. The cardboard on the underside is pristine--perhaps reconditioned, or never used? I peeked under the wheel and noticed this printed on the metal: "Oysters, Baltimore MD, --shed 1891." Did the manufacturer repurpose a tin can?

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
19XX Simplex 300

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19XX Simplex 300
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unknown

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-04-2016 at 04:26PM
Last Edit: 09-04-2016 at 04:31PM

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I picked this up at a country market. $30 in the original box and I have no idea how it works? Sure, if it says typewriter on it. Actually, I do have some idea of how it works, in principle. It's in good shape. The rim of the wheel is rusted. The cardboard on the underside is pristine--perhaps reconditioned, or never used? I peeked under the wheel and noticed this printed on the metal: "Oysters, Baltimore MD, --shed 1891." Did the manufacturer repurpose a tin can?


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James Gifford
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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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