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1883 Crandall 1 Serial # 125 1883 Crandall 1 typewriter, Serial # 125 Martin Howard's 1883 Crandall 1 typewriter. 2017-06-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1883 Crandall 1 Serial # 125 This beautiful Crandall 1 features a rich, hand painted, Baroque style decoration with square nickel rimmed glass keys and with serial number 125, is the second earliest Crandall 1 known.

This was the first typewriter to use a single type-element (no type-bars) well before IBM's Selectric typewriter, with its "Golf ball", that appeared in 1961. Like the Selectric, the font style could be changed with ease on the Crandall. With the single type-element the Crandall also became the first typewriter to have visible writing, allowing the typist to see their work as they typed.

1883 Crandall 1 #125

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-14-2017 at 08:01AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2017 at 08:01AM


Description:

This beautiful Crandall 1 features a rich, hand painted, Baroque style decoration with square nickel rimmed glass keys and with serial number 125, is the second earliest Crandall 1 known.

This was the first typewriter to use a single type-element (no type-bars) well before IBM's Selectric typewriter, with its "Golf ball", that appeared in 1961. Like the Selectric, the font style could be changed with ease on the Crandall. With the single type-element the Crandall also became the first typewriter to have visible writing, allowing the typist to see their work as they typed.

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Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)

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I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

My website is antiquetypewriters.com



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