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1897 Franklin 9 Serial # 18178 1897 Franklin 9 typewriter, Serial # 18178 Guillermo Fernandez Boan's 1897 Franklin 9 typewriter. 2021-11-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Guillermo Fernandez Boan: 1897 Franklin 9 Serial # 18178 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.
(They DO exist, Mr. Tony Casillo is selling one labeled as "N┬░10")
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.

1897 Franklin 9 #18178

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Created: 12-18-2016 at 01:08PM
Last Edit: 11-13-2021 at 07:16PM


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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.
(They DO exist, Mr. Tony Casillo is selling one labeled as "N┬░10")
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.

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