1873 Sholes & Glidden Type Writer #XXX
Created: 03-18-2015 at 01:13PM
Last Edit: 03-18-2015 at 05:09PM
This Type Writer was sighted in the Smithsonian Museum of American History during my senior trip to Washington DC in the progress of man section. Note the strange keytops on this model. The date is most likely wrong, as I have heard they were not sold until 1874, but that was the date in the description.
Hunter: Jake Fischer (jfisch)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a typewriter collector and amateur repairman who became obsessed after typing at a young age on my grandfather's Olivetti Lettera 22, which he soon gave to me. Now I have had over ten typewriters in my collection, flipping the less valuable ones for a low price to fund my obsession.
At one point, I was weary of polish; now I see the wonderful shine that Meguiar's cleaning wax brings to a glossy paint. I still avoid polishing nickle or chrome, for I hear that patina is valuable on old metal. However, I refuse to use the devil's website, also known as Ebay. Just too many deaths by shipping...and unacceptably exuberant prices...
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