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1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 324081 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 324081 Gerald Ambrose's 1913 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2019-09-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1913 Oliver 5 Serial # 324081 This machine is in incredible condition. Most of the Olivers I have ever found have been quite rough and/or did not work but this one is near pristine, from the condition of the nickel, to the paint and decals. The seller told me that he acquired the machine from the Estate of the author and publisher Betty Ballantine. Whether or not this is true, what matters to me is that the machine is in great shape and works just as well!

Something else I noticed about this machine is that it does NOT have a backspacer which seems to indicate a slightly earlier machine.

1913 Oliver 5 #324081

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-16-2019 at 01:20PM
Last Edit: 09-16-2019 at 01:21PM


Description:

This machine is in incredible condition. Most of the Olivers I have ever found have been quite rough and/or did not work but this one is near pristine, from the condition of the nickel, to the paint and decals. The seller told me that he acquired the machine from the Estate of the author and publisher Betty Ballantine. Whether or not this is true, what matters to me is that the machine is in great shape and works just as well!

Something else I noticed about this machine is that it does NOT have a backspacer which seems to indicate a slightly earlier machine.

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Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

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



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