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Improved Crandall: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Crandall Also known as • Improved Crandall

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 01/1/13 04:15
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.

Crandall          
        Crandall Machine Co., Groton, N.Y., U.S.A.  
        1906: Manufacturing was sold to William Pilton, Hamilton, U.S.A.  
        1906: New Company was rised : Carndall Typewriter Co. Inc., Chicago, U.S.A., which produced the "Improved Crandall"  
           
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
           
First Model          
  1881     Three row straight "Ideal" keyboard, sample in the National Museum, Washington 4
           
           
Second Model          
  about 1884     Two row keyboard, rounded "Ideal" keyboard 4
        The first examples of this model had nickel-rimmed keys and the platen was white, the decoration was gold on black, no mother of pearl 5
        Later examples of this model had mother of pearl decorations and solid black keys 5
           
           
Universal Crandall, No. 3          
  about 1893     Three key-rows, "Universal" keyboard 4,5
           
           
No. 4          
        Type-shuttle (like at the Hammond) machine 4
           
           
           
Improved Crandall          
  1895     Type lever machine, Universal keyboard, 36 keys, 72 characters 4
        Late models with two colour ribbon 4
        Since 1906 built in the Chicago factory, but hte history seems no to be very clear 4
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