The serial number DW55398 seems to have been imperfectly filed off, and 57722 imperfectly stamped over it. DW55398 also appears on the bottom of the carriage.
The DW prefix stands for dead key, wide carriage, according to our serial number information. This is certainly a wide-carriage machine, with a platen length of 11 inches, but it does not have a dead key (used for typing accents and other punctuation marks). Maybe the typewriter was originally destined to have a foreign-language keyboard, but then someone at the factory thought better of it.
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