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1897 Williams 2 Serial # 7987 1897 Williams 2 typewriter, Serial # 7987 Guillermo Fernandez Boan's 1897 Williams 2 typewriter. 2019-01-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Guillermo Fernandez Boan: 1897 Williams 2 Serial # 7987 One of the eye catcher designs of all time. Is funny to see the somersault of the keys on their way to the inking rest to the platen. It is "visible", if you are just looking at the line you are working it (the previous lines are now rolled behind the platen).
The keyboard is not QWERTY, is "QXERTY"... strange.
And about the inking method, OMG, I love ribbons, any size, any color, but ribbons!
Is easy to make a mess (a serious one) when the ink is fresh, as you will see in the typeface specimen sample I've added just to show why other inking methods dissapear and the ribbons win the battle. Besides, to ink them (one for any of the two batches of keys) is a monkey business.
Complete with its box, is a new jewel in my humble typewriter collection.

1897 Williams 2 #7987

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-27-2019 at 02:49PM
Last Edit: 01-27-2019 at 02:56PM


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One of the eye catcher designs of all time. Is funny to see the somersault of the keys on their way to the inking rest to the platen. It is "visible", if you are just looking at the line you are working it (the previous lines are now rolled behind the platen).
The keyboard is not QWERTY, is "QXERTY"... strange.
And about the inking method, OMG, I love ribbons, any size, any color, but ribbons!
Is easy to make a mess (a serious one) when the ink is fresh, as you will see in the typeface specimen sample I've added just to show why other inking methods dissapear and the ribbons win the battle. Besides, to ink them (one for any of the two batches of keys) is a monkey business.
Complete with its box, is a new jewel in my humble typewriter collection.

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