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1890 Odell 2 Serial # no serial number 1890 Odell 2 typewriter, Serial # no serial number Martin Howard's 1890 Odell 2 typewriter. 2017-06-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1890 Odell 2 Serial # no serial number The exquisite nickel-plated Odell 2 has a distinctive and beautiful Art Nouveau design cast into its base.

Model 2 has a shift lever in place for upper and lowercase characters and a bell for signaling that the right hand margin of the page had been reached. The shift lever can be seen just below the letter ‘H'.

This typewriter became very popular due to its beauty, portability, and price of only $20 compared to $60 to $100 for a keyboard typewriter. Models 2 through 5 were manufactured and sold very well until around 1906, when the full keyboard typewriters became the obvious choice for full efficiency and the Odell along with the other index typewriters ceased being made.

1890 Odell 2 #no serial number

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 08:59AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 08:59AM


Description:

The exquisite nickel-plated Odell 2 has a distinctive and beautiful Art Nouveau design cast into its base.

Model 2 has a shift lever in place for upper and lowercase characters and a bell for signaling that the right hand margin of the page had been reached. The shift lever can be seen just below the letter ‘H'.

This typewriter became very popular due to its beauty, portability, and price of only $20 compared to $60 to $100 for a keyboard typewriter. Models 2 through 5 were manufactured and sold very well until around 1906, when the full keyboard typewriters became the obvious choice for full efficiency and the Odell along with the other index typewriters ceased being made.

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Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)

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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.

My website is antiquetypewriters.com



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