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1887 Crandall New Model Serial # 6059 1887 Crandall New Model typewriter, Serial # 6059 Martin Howard's 1887 Crandall New Model typewriter. 2017-06-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1887 Crandall New Model Serial # 6059 The Crandall New Model is one of the most beautiful typewriters ever made. It has a wonderful curved and ornate Victorian design that is lavishly decorated with hand painted roses, accented with mother-of-pearl.

Its predecessor, the Crandall 1 of 1883, was the first typewriter to use a single type-element (no type bars) -- well before IBM's Selectric typewriter of 1961 with its ‘Golf ball' spherical type-element. Like the Selectric, the Crandall's cylindrical type-element could easily be changed to type with a different font style.

1887 Crandall New Model #6059

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


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The Crandall New Model is one of the most beautiful typewriters ever made. It has a wonderful curved and ornate Victorian design that is lavishly decorated with hand painted roses, accented with mother-of-pearl.

Its predecessor, the Crandall 1 of 1883, was the first typewriter to use a single type-element (no type bars) -- well before IBM's Selectric typewriter of 1961 with its ‘Golf ball' spherical type-element. Like the Selectric, the Crandall's cylindrical type-element could easily be changed to type with a different font style.

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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.

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