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Junior: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Bennett Also known as • Junior

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 01/31/16 12:14
NOTE: dates shown are JAN 1 unless noted, so the serial number shown is the *first* serial number produced the given year. Exceptions are serial numbers preceded by "up to"(where you can assume that the numbers reported in that subsection are DECEMBER 31, END OF YEAR NUMBERS) or rows where a month is given in the month column. If the serial number is shown as a range (xxxx-xxxx) it indicates that we know the entire range of serial numbers for the given year.

Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
Platen Diameter       unknown 24
Ribbon       11mm on original reels 7
       

These marvellous typewriters were invented by Charles Almon Bennett, who was born in Bennington, Vermont, in April 1850. The son of a machinist, Bennett worked as a postmaster, a stationery merchant and, late in life, as a storekeeper for the US Army's Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey. He lived nearby in Dover, New Jersey.

Original patent applied for on October 25, 1899, and granted on March 26, 1901.

Bennett patented an improved typewheel alignment in April, 1905

70
       

Introduced Sept., 1907 as "Junior" priced @ $15, by Junior Typewriter Company, 97 Worth St., New York City.

Three-row keyboard, unusual in that all keys in each row go down when top key is pressed. A pantograph arrangement rotates typewheel to letter selected.

Sold as Bennett from 1910 @ $18, modified to replace ink rollers with a ribbon and spools, and added folding paper table, by Bennett Typewriter Company, Harrisburg, PA. Manufactured in Elliot-Fisher plant in Harrisburg, PA. At this time the company was controlled by Elliot-Fisher, with George F. Watt as one-time president.

Carriage easily removed by holding down space bar and sliding carriage off.

Bennet made in two finishes, black or nickle-plated. Both Bennett and Junior can be found made of cast iron or all-aluminum.

84 characters, 10" long x 5" wide x 2" high in leatherette snap-on case. Weight 4 lb.

All Juniors and Bennetts have the serial number stamped at the right side, maybe on the base or on the side frame, mostly the digits are very small and not easy to read.

16,65,71,61,26
1-500 1907     Junior (first model, flower decals on top), known serial numbers 61 to 447 71
501-11100 1907-1909     Junior (second model, black plain), 660 to 11071 71
11101-11500 1909-1910     Junior (third model, nickel plated), 11210 to 11466 71
11501-35284 1910-1913     Bennett (black or nickel), 11808 to 35284 71
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