1890 Caligraph 3 Special #* 608
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-09-2019 at 12:50PM
Last Edit: 07-02-2020 at 12:56PM
I believe this Caligraph 3 dates to 1890 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.
Hunter: Ryan Wright (qwerty)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over one hundred (100) 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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