1909* Bennett Pocket Model #15172
Created: 02-16-2013 at 12:10AM
Last Edit: 02-16-2013 at 12:10AM
From the collection of Bill Wahl, a 1909-ish Bennet. The patents painted on the inside floorplate run from 1902 to 1908, and there's a stamped seal that indicates US Patent in 1901. The serial number on a Bennett is a vanishingly tiny number stamped on the right side of the frame just below the right platen knob.
The Bennett is actually a pretty well-built machine despite its lightweight construction. The simplicity of its mechanical operation is interesting to behold.
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 40 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine.
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