1889 Odell 1 #no serial number
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 08:57AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 08:57AM
The Odell 1 is a beautifully designed linear index typewriter. Model 1 was only made for the first year in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, with Patent Pending on the nameplate. The Odell was then manufactured in Chicago.
Model 1 has a lovely native American motive carved into the circular base and is painted gold. Quite often the gold paint is repainted by the collector and can look too bright. On this example though, the gold paint is in original condition
Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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