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189X Densmore 1 Serial # 1501 189X Densmore 1 typewriter, Serial # 1501 Richard Polt's 189X Densmore 1 typewriter. 2018-07-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 189X Densmore 1 Serial # 1501 This is an early Densmore no. 1, sometimes called a "1a" by collectors. It can be recognized by the circular loops in the rods that pull the typebars. These may be decorative, or they may be designed to offer a chance for fine adjustment: squeezing a loop would alter the length of the rod.

189X Densmore 1 #1501

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-19-2014 at 01:59AM
Last Edit: 07-22-2018 at 08:11PM


Description:

This is an early Densmore no. 1, sometimes called a "1a" by collectors. It can be recognized by the circular loops in the rods that pull the typebars. These may be decorative, or they may be designed to offer a chance for fine adjustment: squeezing a loop would alter the length of the rod.

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