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1912 Pittsburg Visible 12 Serial # 39933 1912 Pittsburg Visible 12 typewriter, Serial # 39933 James Gifford's 1912 Pittsburg Visible 12 typewriter. 2017-03-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1912 Pittsburg Visible 12 Serial # 39933 I found this at a tiny shop in the middle of nowhere. The owner had a number of rare machines he was looking to move and dropped his prices considerably when I showed interest. I could choose only one, and selected this Pittsburg, which I had only ever read about previously. I will be back for the others I left behind. I feel bad for them, gathering dust and waiting to be adopted.

1912 Pittsburg Visible 12 #39933

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-19-2017 at 08:49AM
Last Edit: 03-02-2017 at 02:02PM


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I found this at a tiny shop in the middle of nowhere. The owner had a number of rare machines he was looking to move and dropped his prices considerably when I showed interest. I could choose only one, and selected this Pittsburg, which I had only ever read about previously. I will be back for the others I left behind. I feel bad for them, gathering dust and waiting to be adopted.

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Note the serial tucked in behind the top bank.
Note the serial tucked in behind the top bank.

So far, I haven't been able to manipulate the basket with this button, though it does pop up and down (the button, that is).
So far, I haven't been able to manipulate the basket with this button, though it does pop up and down (the button, that is).





The photo of this Fox is RE: the discussion thread and isn't directly related to the Pittsburg itself.
The photo of this Fox is RE: the discussion thread and isn't directly related to the Pittsburg itself.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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