977 Brands 2387 Models 11614 Galleries 6689 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Oliver » 9 » 1917 #634189
1917 Oliver 9 Serial # 634189 1917 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 634189 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1917 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2019-07-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1917 Oliver 9 Serial # 634189 This particular Oliver No.9 typewriter is an aesthetic survivor, remaining in a very uncommon cosmetic condition with all of it's decals and most of it's nickel plating still present on this unusual machine. It has definitely seen plenty of use and has been through the wringer over the years. From being dropped which warped it's type-bar towers and cracked the shift-transfer box, to missing the A key and suffering a catastrophically cracked platen, that we replaced with the inner tube of a bicycle. Most of the issues have been rectified. I have completely disassembled this typewriter and cleaned it thoroughly. The ribbon-vibrator governor bolt was broken, so a temporary Home Depot replacement will have to make do until I can find a genuine replacement. Other than that the typewriter works and looks absolutely brilliantly, especially when you consider the condition that it was found in back in 2010, when I acquired it from a gentleman and his dog who had it for many years. It has only been since very recently that I am able to use this typewriter, and despite the very drunk type-alignment, this machine works very well! It is definitely a nicely surviving specimen.

~ Dirk

1917 Oliver 9 #634189

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-09-2019 at 06:59PM
Last Edit: 07-09-2019 at 07:05PM


Description:

This particular Oliver No.9 typewriter is an aesthetic survivor, remaining in a very uncommon cosmetic condition with all of it's decals and most of it's nickel plating still present on this unusual machine. It has definitely seen plenty of use and has been through the wringer over the years. From being dropped which warped it's type-bar towers and cracked the shift-transfer box, to missing the A key and suffering a catastrophically cracked platen, that we replaced with the inner tube of a bicycle. Most of the issues have been rectified. I have completely disassembled this typewriter and cleaned it thoroughly. The ribbon-vibrator governor bolt was broken, so a temporary Home Depot replacement will have to make do until I can find a genuine replacement. Other than that the typewriter works and looks absolutely brilliantly, especially when you consider the condition that it was found in back in 2010, when I acquired it from a gentleman and his dog who had it for many years. It has only been since very recently that I am able to use this typewriter, and despite the very drunk type-alignment, this machine works very well! It is definitely a nicely surviving specimen.

~ Dirk

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:









Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)

Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 2357

This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Oliver 9 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Oliver Serial Number page and the Oliver 9 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.