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1895 Jewett 2 Serial # 7756 1895 Jewett 2 typewriter, Serial # 7756 Mark Schrad's 1895 Jewett 2 typewriter. 2024-04-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1895 Jewett 2 Serial # 7756 The pride of Des Moines, Iowa!

Having been born and raised in Iowa, the idea of an Iowa-made typewriter always enticed me. To this point, I have amassed 6 Jewetts: models 1-6… but none of them were anywhere near functional shape until now. This No. 2 was the best of the lot. It was in very good/excellent shape, having been part of the Clark Family Collection and on museum display for many years.

But even so, it took a good 12-15 hours of work to get even a gorgeous machine like this one back into functional shape. Purchased in December, 2023; conservative restoration in April 2024.

1895 Jewett 2 #7756

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 04-14-2024 at 04:29PM
Last Edit: 04-14-2024 at 04:30PM


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The pride of Des Moines, Iowa!

Having been born and raised in Iowa, the idea of an Iowa-made typewriter always enticed me. To this point, I have amassed 6 Jewetts: models 1-6… but none of them were anywhere near functional shape until now. This No. 2 was the best of the lot. It was in very good/excellent shape, having been part of the Clark Family Collection and on museum display for many years.

But even so, it took a good 12-15 hours of work to get even a gorgeous machine like this one back into functional shape. Purchased in December, 2023; conservative restoration in April 2024.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Professor of Political Science and Director of Russian Area Studies at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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