1890 Caligraph 3 Special #*377
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-02-2020 at 07:52AM
Last Edit: 07-02-2020 at 09:08AM
The 78 key 3 Special (6 rows of 13 keys) was introduced in 1890 as a standard offering although the 72 key No. 2 (six rows of 12 keys)was still produced concurrently (continuing with the original serial range) until about 1893-4. The 3 Special was improved and phased into the Caligraph No. 4 which continued the serial numbers of the 3 Special with the Asterisk being dropped somewhere in the transition. The last Caligraph 3 Specials and the No. 2's were improved with solid "vegetable ivory" (Palm seed) keys circa 1893 but the earlier 3 Specials retained the vulcanized rubber keys with paper and celluloid tops.
Hunter: Alan Sumrall (Hoodoo)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Living history buff in Texas. Covering 1880's to 1920's. Collecting to use typewriters for living history photos and such.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Caligraph 3 Special on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Caligraph Serial Number page and the Caligraph 3 Special By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.