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191x Reliance Visible Serial # 56492 191x Reliance Visible typewriter, Serial # 56492 Enrico Morozzi's 191x Reliance Visible typewriter. 2017-04-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Enrico Morozzi: 191x Reliance Visible Serial # 56492 The Reliance is a re-branded Pittsburgh mod.11 typewriter.
This machine was made after Mondgomery & Ward bought thr former Pittsburgh factory in 1913, and tried to sell its self-made typewriter.
Despite this typewriter works really good, and it is very easy to use and clean, and despite a very affordable price, it couldn't reach success on the market.
Maybe because typers preferred a 2nd hand Underwood n. 5 than some "cheap" Reliance, maybe because it really looks like a 19th century machine, or maybe because of the Daugherty curse (Daugherty and Pittsburgh were both unlucky companies).
Anyway It's a nice typewriter, easy to use and to dissassembly, with a very light segment shift and a very good backspace.
Of course Royal 10, Underwood 5 and L.C. Smith n.2 were far better for serious typing, but all these typewriters were around 100$, while this one was only 48,50$...

191x Reliance Visible #56492

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-12-2014 at 03:03AM
Last Edit: 04-24-2017 at 09:15AM


Description:

The Reliance is a re-branded Pittsburgh mod.11 typewriter.
This machine was made after Mondgomery & Ward bought thr former Pittsburgh factory in 1913, and tried to sell its self-made typewriter.
Despite this typewriter works really good, and it is very easy to use and clean, and despite a very affordable price, it couldn't reach success on the market.
Maybe because typers preferred a 2nd hand Underwood n. 5 than some "cheap" Reliance, maybe because it really looks like a 19th century machine, or maybe because of the Daugherty curse (Daugherty and Pittsburgh were both unlucky companies).
Anyway It's a nice typewriter, easy to use and to dissassembly, with a very light segment shift and a very good backspace.
Of course Royal 10, Underwood 5 and L.C. Smith n.2 were far better for serious typing, but all these typewriters were around 100$, while this one was only 48,50$...

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

The typewriter "field stripped".
The typewriter "field stripped".

The ribbon switch lever is not so comfortable to activate, but the ribbon color window is nice..
The ribbon switch lever is not so comfortable to activate, but the ribbon color window is nice..

There is a key to unlock the keyboard!
That side-key on the right is the backspace.
There is a key to unlock the keyboard! That side-key on the right is the backspace.

The whole line-spacing device is inside the return lever.
The whole line-spacing device is inside the return lever.

A detail of the base..
A detail of the base..


As you see the carriage runs smooth on 8 ball-bearings.
There is a tabulator, but it's not very user-friendly.
As you see the carriage runs smooth on 8 ball-bearings. There is a tabulator, but it's not very user-friendly.

The carriage is hokked from the back...
The carriage is hokked from the back...

A detail of the spare keyboard...
A detail of the spare keyboard...


Serial number on the keyboard
Serial number on the keyboard

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