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1908 Standard Folding 1 Serial # 1254 1908 Standard Folding 1 typewriter, Serial # 1254 Annalese Stradivarius's 1908 Standard Folding 1 typewriter. 2013-05-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Annalese Stradivarius: 1908 Standard Folding 1 Serial # 1254 This machine is from the first production year of the Rose Standard Folding Typewriter, the prototype to the Corona 3. The story of the inventor is a tragic one; Mr. Rose died two years before his invention went into production. This particular machine is in need of some major restoration; the aluminum body is fine but the decals are mostly gone, typebars need rust cleaned off but move freely and the platen needs new rubber, as the original rubber is hard, cracking and breaking off. Also needs a drawband. I will be restoring this machine to its former glory.

1908 Standard Folding 1 #1254

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-02-2013 at 05:39AM
Last Edit: 05-02-2013 at 05:39AM


Description:

This machine is from the first production year of the Rose Standard Folding Typewriter, the prototype to the Corona 3. The story of the inventor is a tragic one; Mr. Rose died two years before his invention went into production. This particular machine is in need of some major restoration; the aluminum body is fine but the decals are mostly gone, typebars need rust cleaned off but move freely and the platen needs new rubber, as the original rubber is hard, cracking and breaking off. Also needs a drawband. I will be restoring this machine to its former glory.

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Top, open

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Top, closed

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Side view

Back; serial number visible
Back; serial number visible

Size comparison: Standard Folding next to Underwood Standard No. 3 wide-platen. Standard Folding is a bit smaller than the Corona 3.
Size comparison: Standard Folding next to Underwood Standard No. 3 wide-platen. Standard Folding is a bit smaller than the Corona 3.

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