190X Wellington 2 #5310
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-28-2018 at 08:21PM
Last Edit: 10-28-2018 at 08:22PM
Probably my #1 find of 2018! Who says you can't find turn of the century antique typewriters for under $100 in a massive antique mall? Based on the low serial number and information on other No. 2s in the database, this is probably from around 1904-1906. It looks rougher than it really is. I had to take a steel wire brush to the serial number just to get enough rust off to read it, but I think most of the rust should be fairly easy to remove. This one gets in line behind my other big restoration projects (Oliver No. 9 and Fox No. 4). I can't wait to see this ugly duckling turn into a swan. There's no drawband, but all the keys function. Not sure if the shift works. I have the beautiful case top, too.
Hunter: Jessica Winkowski (radioactivealchemist)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've been collecting typewriters since 2010. I currently have 100+ machines in my possession. A little over half of them reside in my "personal" collection, while the rest are machines I intend to clean up for sale, or are long-term restoration projects (I'm looking at you, Olivers and Foxes!).
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