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1923 Dayton Portable Serial # AY235 1923 Dayton Portable typewriter, Serial # AY235 Daniel Chia's 1923 Dayton Portable typewriter. 2019-07-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Chia: 1923 Dayton Portable Serial # AY235 Hi everyone! Living in Singapore, I almost never get to experience of discovering a vintage typewriter "in the wild", but this came pretty close to it! One evening in 2018 at around 3am, I was woken by a message from a friend in USA saying that he was in a vintage shop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania which had a vintage typewriter in terrible shape for sale. My heart almost stopped when he told me it was a Dayton and asked if I wanted it. I messaged him back to grab it for me at all cost. Well that Dayton turned out to be only the 9th Dayton found so far, with the other 8 documented at Theodore Munk’s blog and www.typewriterdatabase.com ! So exciting. This battleship gray Dayton has the serial number AY235, unusual because the other known 8 either have the prefix AX or BN. Out of the 9, this is the only one with the prefix AY

1923 Dayton Portable #AY235

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Chia (danielchia)
Created: 07-26-2019 at 08:25AM
Last Edit: 07-26-2019 at 10:23AM


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Hi everyone! Living in Singapore, I almost never get to experience of discovering a vintage typewriter "in the wild", but this came pretty close to it! One evening in 2018 at around 3am, I was woken by a message from a friend in USA saying that he was in a vintage shop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania which had a vintage typewriter in terrible shape for sale. My heart almost stopped when he told me it was a Dayton and asked if I wanted it. I messaged him back to grab it for me at all cost. Well that Dayton turned out to be only the 9th Dayton found so far, with the other 8 documented at Theodore Munk’s blog and www.typewriterdatabase.com ! So exciting. This battleship gray Dayton has the serial number AY235, unusual because the other known 8 either have the prefix AX or BN. Out of the 9, this is the only one with the prefix AY

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