1897 Franklin 9 #18178
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-18-2016 at 01:08PM
Last Edit: 12-18-2016 at 01:13PM
Downstrike typewriter invented by Wellington Parker Kidder (the person behind the Wellington, the Empire and many others typewriters with better or worst luck).
This is the # 9, and may not be the last one: there is a discussion about a "Franklin number 10". Do they exist or not? I am among those whose answer is Yes.
The ribbon spools, as you can see, are off to the sides (previous models have them the center of the platen, making difficult to see whatever you were writing).
This particular example of the make came to me from well known canadian expert Mr. Martin Howard.
No many typewriters are so eye catching as the Wellingtons are.
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.