1899 Simplex # 3 #none
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-19-2019 at 03:48PM
Last Edit: 11-19-2019 at 03:51PM
This is just one example of a long lived index typewriter. But a question still remains unanswered: It is a toy, as many other Simplex are? Or it was intended to bring every member of the family a cheap but reliable way of type messages, personal and commercial letters, invoices, etc. One thing is for real: this device have a life longer than many human beings of the first part of the XX century: More than six decades.
The one we are talking about is complete, with its decals in beautiful condition (for a XIX century typewriter, index or not), and it keeps its original cardboard box (with handle!) in which interior the operative instructions (in three languages) are present and legible.
And, furthermore, it has an impressive look and will "do the part" in any shelf. Take it for granted!
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.
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