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1895 Yost 4 Serial # 36535 1895 Yost 4 typewriter, Serial # 36535 Brendan Raftery's 1895 Yost 4 typewriter. 2023-05-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brendan Raftery: 1895 Yost 4 Serial # 36535 Yost 4, I bought this machine on a whim, very rare for me to have a regret purchase but I did for this one. Machine was in very bad shape with missing panels and it looked to have been dipped in oil at some point. I gifted it to Dirk Plante.

1895 Yost 4 #36535

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)
Created: 05-22-2023 at 11:31AM
Last Edit: 05-22-2023 at 11:31AM


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Yost 4, I bought this machine on a whim, very rare for me to have a regret purchase but I did for this one. Machine was in very bad shape with missing panels and it looked to have been dipped in oil at some point. I gifted it to Dirk Plante.

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Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)

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Dad, typewriter nerd, disc golfer, musician and an all around swell guy that lives in Port Moody BC Canada. I bought my first machine in around 1997 for $5 (Underwood 6) and restored it in a small cabin I lived in. I had it for the past 24 years when my 8 year old daughter asked if it worked, I brought it down off the shelf and she started playing with it. I then saw on FB Marketplace a 1916 LC Smith that needed a ton of work for $50, and that hooked me, 24 months later I have 160+ machines and have plans for all of them. Fantastic hobby. I love them being so Analog. I have recently collaborated with Dave Benning, a good friend and local artist, to create some custom hand painted works of "workable" art. I restore the typewriter while Dave gives it some new "clothes".



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