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1883 Caligraph 3 Serial # 608 1883 Caligraph 3 typewriter, Serial # 608 Ryan Wright's 1883 Caligraph 3 typewriter. 2019-02-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ryan Wright: 1883 Caligraph 3 Serial # 608 I believe this Caligraph 3 dates to 1883 based on the low serial number & the Etcetera # 40 Article 09/1997. The machine has seventy-eight (78) keys.
The "3"on the decal was painted on. Perhaps this is a reproduction "2" decal and a previous owner painted on the "3". Though the paint appears to be very old and the decal feels aged. Overall This machine is in great shape. Missing some key caps and the carriage does not advance on its own (needs a nudge). The main spring is intact. Needs a good cleaning . The writing machine came with a wooden cover, but I'm not sure it belongs with this machine. I would assume any cover would be metal.

1883 Caligraph 3 #608

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-09-2019 at 12:50PM
Last Edit: 02-21-2019 at 04:33PM


Description:

I believe this Caligraph 3 dates to 1883 based on the low serial number & the Etcetera # 40 Article 09/1997. The machine has seventy-eight (78) keys.
The "3"on the decal was painted on. Perhaps this is a reproduction "2" decal and a previous owner painted on the "3". Though the paint appears to be very old and the decal feels aged. Overall This machine is in great shape. Missing some key caps and the carriage does not advance on its own (needs a nudge). The main spring is intact. Needs a good cleaning . The writing machine came with a wooden cover, but I'm not sure it belongs with this machine. I would assume any cover would be metal.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Bottom - Wood is in great shape
Bottom - Wood is in great shape

Main Spring
Main Spring




Factory Correction? 
Probably not
Factory Correction? Probably not

Automatic Ribbon
Automatic Ribbon




Need to find new keys
Yikes
Need to find new keys Yikes



Yes the bell works
Yes the bell works




Original Ribbon
Original Ribbon




Angled Platen - Type slugs are not curved
Angled Platen - Type slugs are not curved

Great looking machine
Great looking machine










Space Bar
Space Bar

Space Bar
Space Bar

Old Ad
Old Ad

Possible this is the top of a case for the Caligraph...No Base
Possible this is the top of a case for the Caligraph...No Base


Breaks are from hitting the top of the typewriter...Again no base to create a space
Breaks are from hitting the top of the typewriter...Again no base to create a space

I can't tell if it ever had "Caligraph" stenciled on the case
I can't tell if it ever had "Caligraph" stenciled on the case


Reproduction - But notes directions for the 3
Reproduction - But notes directions for the 3



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I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over ninety (90) typewriters in my collection (and growing). I am a proud TWDB Patron. I have also collected vintage briefcases (mostly Hartmann) Movie Cameras (8mm & 16mm) and many Fountain Pens. I am the author of the novella 'Killer on the Canvas'. I am also a big Don Quixote fan. I make my home in Southern California.
My Typewriter manufacture dates currently range from 1883 to 1996.



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