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International (index): Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: International Also known as • International (index) • New American

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 08/28/16 10:18
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.

  1885-1893 Patents:
Issued Nov 28, 1893
Filed Jan 21, 1893 • Issued Nov 28, 1893
Filed Jan 21, 1893 • Issued Nov 28, 1893
Filed Jan 21, 1893 • Issued Jul 10, 1894
Filed Dec 11, 1893 • Issued Apr 30, 1895
In 1890, Lucien Stephen Crandall designed a linear index machine that was briefly manufactured as the "International" by the New American Manufacturing Company, Parish, New York, USA. By 1893, it had been supplanted by two new 4 and 6 bank upstroke designs also called the "International".
Sales office: Room 7, 2 Park Sq. Boston, Mass., USA. W. T. Brownridge was sales manager.
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
International No. 5 / New American No. 5
1890 Linear index machine with its type on a bar that slid back and forth for letter selection. The "New American" variant is more common. Similar in design to the earlier 1887 Pearl, Sun Index and the Odell. 5,27
International No. 1
1891 Single keyboard 4 row upstrike machine where every key controls two typebars, each with only a single letter on the slug. Inking by ribbon that passes from front to back, perpidicular to the carriage. 38 keys writing 76 characters, priced at $100. 1,5,16, 27,65,78
International No. 2
1892 Double keyboard with 2 banks of 3 rows, upstrike with cloud-shaped cutouts in the side of the frame. Inking by ribbon that runs parallel to the carriage but does not travel from spool to spool. It is fixed to brackets and presents fresh areas to the printing point by moving laterally with the carriage.
700 parts.
5,16,27, 61,65
International No. 3
1893   Double Universal keyboard with 2 banks, upstrike, inking by conventional ribbon. 36lbs. Ceased manufacture in the late 1890's. 5,16,27
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