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1919 Oliver 9 Serial # 814168 1919 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 814168 Mei Travis's 1919 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2022-06-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1919 Oliver 9 Serial # 814168 Sometimes amazing typewriters find their way into our lives because their previous owners simply want to give them a good life with a passionate collector. Many thanks to Philip Counts!

1919 Oliver 9 #814168

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 06-18-2022 at 03:37PM
Last Edit: 06-18-2022 at 03:45PM


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Sometimes amazing typewriters find their way into our lives because their previous owners simply want to give them a good life with a passionate collector. Many thanks to Philip Counts!

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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