1002 Brands 2526 Models 13067 Galleries 7572 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Postal » 3 » 190X #5826
190X Postal 3 Serial # 5826 190X Postal 3 typewriter, Serial # 5826 Gerald Ambrose's 190X Postal 3 typewriter. 2019-10-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 190X Postal 3 Serial # 5826 This was an unbelievable flea market find! Spotted at a distance and at first thought it was a Blickensderfer! When I saw what it REALLY was, I couldn't believe it!
It has a velvet lined case complete with handle, a operating manual, a price list, and some newspaper clippings about typewriters.

It was completely locked up and I was concerned, if I bought it, whether or not I could get it working. But once it was home, I coaxed the type wheel into motion and after some cleaning and lubrication, it works really well!

As I've read, the similarities between Blickensderfer and Hammond, are really interesting. I will say, in my opinion, there are good things about this combination.

Pictures and type sample to follow.

190X Postal 3 #5826

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-23-2019 at 08:39AM
Last Edit: 10-23-2019 at 06:45PM


Description:

This was an unbelievable flea market find! Spotted at a distance and at first thought it was a Blickensderfer! When I saw what it REALLY was, I couldn't believe it!
It has a velvet lined case complete with handle, a operating manual, a price list, and some newspaper clippings about typewriters.

It was completely locked up and I was concerned, if I bought it, whether or not I could get it working. But once it was home, I coaxed the type wheel into motion and after some cleaning and lubrication, it works really well!

As I've read, the similarities between Blickensderfer and Hammond, are really interesting. I will say, in my opinion, there are good things about this combination.

Pictures and type sample to follow.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:








According to the price list I got with the machine, this case was $3.50 back when the machine was new. The Model 3 itself was $25 acccording to the price list.
According to the price list I got with the machine, this case was $3.50 back when the machine was new. The Model 3 itself was $25 acccording to the price list.




Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

Gerald Ambrose's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 824

I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Postal 3 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Postal Serial Number page and the Postal 3 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.