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1912 Oliver 5 Serial # 253034 1912 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 253034 John Abbott's 1912 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2020-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1912 Oliver 5 Serial # 253034 While I have not been a collector for terribly long, as soon as I saw the Oliver, I knew I wanted one. I found a clean looking one on eBay that turned out to be a local seller. I picked up as with another typewriter and now it is the oldest in my collection, beating out my 1924 Underwood 5. 1912 makes over a century old. I am delighted.

1912 Oliver 5 #253034

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-06-2020 at 07:02PM
Last Edit: 01-08-2020 at 05:53PM


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While I have not been a collector for terribly long, as soon as I saw the Oliver, I knew I wanted one. I found a clean looking one on eBay that turned out to be a local seller. I picked up as with another typewriter and now it is the oldest in my collection, beating out my 1924 Underwood 5. 1912 makes over a century old. I am delighted.

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Hunter: John Abbott (TruckerGeek)

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force (I later discovered it was most likely the Brother WP-1150, so I picked that up). In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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