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1956 Tower Collegiate Serial # 56-26262 1956 Tower Collegiate typewriter, Serial # 56-26262 Harry Lindner's 1956 Tower Collegiate typewriter. 2021-06-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Harry Lindner: 1956 Tower Collegiate Serial # 56-26262 An Oliver Courier typewriter rebranded by Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a 'Tower' typewriter and the model is a 'Collegiate'. (Thanks Ted)

1956 Tower Collegiate #56-26262

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Harry Lindner (ghostinthemachine)
Created: 06-26-2021 at 10:56AM
Last Edit: 06-26-2021 at 06:32PM


Description:

An Oliver Courier typewriter rebranded by Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a 'Tower' typewriter and the model is a 'Collegiate'. (Thanks Ted)

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Hunter: Harry Lindner (ghostinthemachine)

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I bought a typewriter for the sole purpose of journaling and writing with no thought given to working on them as a hobby. On a whim, I purchased a second typewriter, which I knew needed some cleaning and adjustment. I discovered that this exercise took me back to simpler times when I maintained electromechanical switching equipment in my early days of telephony.


Typewriters: a collection of complex Rube Goldberg contraptions that collectively perform a simple function, to put ink to paper. How wonderful is that?



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