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191X Woodstock 3 Serial # unknown 191X Woodstock 3 typewriter, Serial # unknown James Gifford's 191X Woodstock 3 typewriter. 2016-09-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 191X Woodstock 3 Serial # unknown I bought this busted beauty because of the Woodstock stencilling alone. The carriage won't budge and it's greasy, sticky, and in need of an overhaul. But it was worth the price for the logo alone. I wasn't able to locate the serial number, but as the carriage is frozen in place per the main front-face photo, I can't move the parts around to hunt for it. When--if--I can get the carriage moving, I'll add the serial number. This old bird deserved a better fate, but still I hope I'm in this kind of condition when I'm over 100 years old.

191X Woodstock 3 #unknown

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-04-2016 at 05:43PM
Last Edit: 09-04-2016 at 05:56PM


Description:

I bought this busted beauty because of the Woodstock stencilling alone. The carriage won't budge and it's greasy, sticky, and in need of an overhaul. But it was worth the price for the logo alone. I wasn't able to locate the serial number, but as the carriage is frozen in place per the main front-face photo, I can't move the parts around to hunt for it. When--if--I can get the carriage moving, I'll add the serial number. This old bird deserved a better fate, but still I hope I'm in this kind of condition when I'm over 100 years old.

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I love the stylized W hidden in the bird (eagle?) and the W and K in the Woodstock logo.
I love the stylized W hidden in the bird (eagle?) and the W and K in the Woodstock logo.

It's hard to read, but in the bottom band it reads BALL-BEARING STANDARD SINGLE-SHIFT.
It's hard to read, but in the bottom band it reads BALL-BEARING STANDARD SINGLE-SHIFT.


The last patent date is April 5 (?), 1910. The database suggests this machine was manufactured between September 1914 and August 1915.
The last patent date is April 5 (?), 1910. The database suggests this machine was manufactured between September 1914 and August 1915.



Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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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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