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192X Century 10 Serial # Hx00905 192X Century 10 typewriter, Serial # Hx00905 Nathan S's 192X Century 10 typewriter. 2021-02-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nathan S: 192X Century 10 Serial # Hx00905 This is a beat-up American Writing Machine Century 10 that I found on 1/21/2021 in an antique shop in Wisconsin for $15. As of now (2/1/2021) This typewriter has gone from completely shot to mildly working. The current type sample probably does not do this machine justice, as the slugs are a bit rusty & dirty & this is an old ribbon, but I wanted to get this machine out there before I forgot and update it as I go on. Cosmetically, this typewriter is very rough.

192X Century 10 #Hx00905

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Nathan S (spinierpigeon)
Created: 02-01-2021 at 07:50PM
Last Edit: 02-01-2021 at 07:51PM


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This is a beat-up American Writing Machine Century 10 that I found on 1/21/2021 in an antique shop in Wisconsin for $15. As of now (2/1/2021) This typewriter has gone from completely shot to mildly working. The current type sample probably does not do this machine justice, as the slugs are a bit rusty & dirty & this is an old ribbon, but I wanted to get this machine out there before I forgot and update it as I go on. Cosmetically, this typewriter is very rough.

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Here you can see the unique math keyboard on this machine. It has subscript 2 3 & 4, Pi, +, = and a degree sign. This machine also prints a unique 1 instead of the typical l (L)
Here you can see the unique math keyboard on this machine. It has subscript 2 3 & 4, Pi, +, = and a degree sign. This machine also prints a unique 1 instead of the typical l (L)

Here you can see the massive ding in the front. This part is not actually part of the frame, but a stamped sheet steel cover that goes over it. I plan to leave this as it is because it gives the machine character. You can also see how the typebars do not rest on the typebar rest. This is because the linkages on the back are misaligned. As they are rusted in place, it will take some doing to get them all set.
Here you can see the massive ding in the front. This part is not actually part of the frame, but a stamped sheet steel cover that goes over it. I plan to leave this as it is because it gives the machine character. You can also see how the typebars do not rest on the typebar rest. This is because the linkages on the back are misaligned. As they are rusted in place, it will take some doing to get them all set.

The return lever has this very odd split right in the middle of it. When the carriage is as far left as it goes, the bottom of the lever also rubs against that tensioning post for the right side of the ribbon.
The return lever has this very odd split right in the middle of it. When the carriage is as far left as it goes, the bottom of the lever also rubs against that tensioning post for the right side of the ribbon.

Hunter: Nathan S (spinierpigeon)

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