TWDB Mobile 0.2


1893 American 2

Serial #no serial number

1893 American 2

The American 2 is very similar to the model 1 but its top index plate has a pronounced scalloped front and is slightly larger than the index plate found on the model 1.

This American 2 was sold by the Lyon Manufg. Co. of Toronto Ltd. Like the model 1 it typed from a rubber strip mounted onto the swinging sector. Inking was by two small felt rollers.

Its selling features were ease of learning, simple maintenance, portability, and a low price of only $8.

Owned By: Martin Howard

Username: MartinHoward
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 241
Galleries: 60
Collection: 60
Sightings: 0

I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

My website is

All content copyright © 2018, except photos and descriptions in individual typewriter galleries, which are the property of the respective members.

American 2 Typewriter for sale:

Typewriter Repair Manuals:

Typewriter Repair Workshop Books see all »

Professionally printed, coil bound workshop repair manuals.