1891 Pearl (Searing) Pearl #no serial number
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-23-2019 at 01:08PM
Last Edit: 12-10-2019 at 01:05PM
The Pearl is a beautiful index typewriter with a handsome celluloid dial for selecting the characters. It only typed in uppercase characters.
The inventor of the Pearl, Theodore W. Searing of New York, N. Y., states his intentions for its design - its object being to make the operation of the machine automatic by the action of one key and cause a direct movement of the type characters against the paper destined to receive the impression.
Despite his success with these two goals, the Pearl did not sell well.
On its wooden box is written - The Pearl, a Practical Typewriter, only $5.00.
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
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