1893 Caligraph 2 #37397
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-13-2020 at 11:45AM
Last Edit: 06-14-2020 at 09:57PM
This machine is a late Caligraph 2. I am dating it to 1894 based on other models on TWDB, keeping in mind that dating Caligraphs doesn't seem to be an exact science.
It's obviously in a rough state with a lot of rust, but everything appears to be there. This is a candidate for a full disassembly, cleaning, repainting, and replacing. A big project!
The main spring under the machine appears broken, unsurprisingly. Three keys appear to have been replaced by wooden stubs.
UPDATE: Now dating it to 1893 based on a Facebook comment by Al Sumrall who says "So far it appears the last of the 2's was in the 38,000 range circa 1893.".
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.
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