1904 Williams Academy #16576
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2018 at 04:38PM
Last Edit: 01-11-2019 at 07:14AM
The Williams Academy appears to be based on the Williams 2. The Academy model was designed for students at a more economical price.
This machine was formally owned by FN (A Typewriter Hunter) who purchased it from the Tilman Elster estate a number of years ago, according to his/her listing.
I purchased it from an EBay listing in Logrono Spain.
When it arrived from its long journey to America it had fresh paint in many areas- which I removed.
'ACADEMY' once appeared on the back area of the 'grasshopper legs'. All that remains is faded paint where the decal once existed. A photo could not pick up the shadow.
It is now in excellent condition considering its age and a through cleaning. I do not have the case.
It is currently my favorite typewriter in my collection.
Hunter: Ryan Wright (qwerty)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over sixty (60) typewriters in my collection (and growing). I am a proud TWDB Patron. I have also collected vintage briefcases (mostly Hartmann) Movie Cameras (8mm & 16mm) and many Fountain Pens. I am the author of the novella 'Killer on the Canvas'. I am also a big Don Quixote fan. I make my home in Southern California.
My Typewriter manufacture dates currently range from 1890 to 1982.
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