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1886 Columbia 2 Serial # 977 1886 Columbia 2 typewriter, Serial # 977 Martin Howard's 1886 Columbia 2 typewriter. 2017-06-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1886 Columbia 2 Serial # 977 The exquisite Columbia 2 shows some primary changes to the Columbia 1. Notably, the type-wheel now prints across the top of the platen, with the anvil and leather cushion strip present on model 1 gone. Also the upper and lowercase characters are now on one larger type-wheel and the index pointer has two ends, one end for selecting lowercase characters and the other end for uppercase characters.

1886 Columbia 2 #977

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-14-2017 at 07:55AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2017 at 07:55AM


Description:

The exquisite Columbia 2 shows some primary changes to the Columbia 1. Notably, the type-wheel now prints across the top of the platen, with the anvil and leather cushion strip present on model 1 gone. Also the upper and lowercase characters are now on one larger type-wheel and the index pointer has two ends, one end for selecting lowercase characters and the other end for uppercase characters.

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Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)

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