1922 Gourland 1 #1897
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-13-2018 at 03:45AM
Last Edit: 07-29-2019 at 10:59PM
The Gourland Typewriter Mfg. Co. New York, NY, US
In 1919, Michael Jacob Gourland (1879 - 19??) and his investors incorporated The Gourland Typewriter Manufacturing Company. The company would put into production a frontstrike, four-row typewriter that was small enough to be considered a portable yet feature-heavy like a standard. Several of the Gourland's patents were designed by legendary typewriter visionary Charles Spiro. Spiro famously invented the Bar-Lock typewriter a few decades prior.
Michael Gourland was a Russian lawyer with ties to the Soviet government. In fact, he was in the US at the request of the Soviets to oversee a "major" purchase in 1916. His original visit was to be short but his government extended it with another project. Gourland was not dismayed, aside from executing his tasks, he took the opportunity "...to be able to give to Russia her first typewriter, The Gourland." As and patriotic as his sentiment was, it misinformed. Russia had already produced a typewriter.â
Hunter: Maxim Suravegin (Gardenmax)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Max. Live in Moscow. Russia.
Owner Typewriter Museum in Moscow
Typewriter collector. Father of 7 children, grandfather of 2.
4 dogs, 4 cats.
Start collect typewriters very late in September 2016.