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I've been collecting typewriters in earnest since the spring of 1994. Here's a list of machines from my collection, in chronological order by date of manufacture. Click on the small image or the name of the typewriter to see a larger image. —Richard Polt

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Collection List

  1. Sholes & Glidden #A1119 (USA, 1875) -- understroke, capitals only. Originator of the QWERTY keyboard, the Remington Typewriter Company, and the worldwide typewriter industry. This machine was remodeled and repainted black at the factory.
  2. Crandall New Model #3715 (USA, ca. 1889) -- curved two-bank non-QWERTY keyboard, type cylinder (read about Crandalls here)
  3. Hammond 1 #10892 (USA, ca. 1890) -- curved two-bank non-QWERTY keyboard, type shuttle (read about my restoration of this machine here and read about Hammonds here)

  4. National #1295 (USA, ca. 1890) -- understroke, three-bank, curved keyboard (large-spacebar model with spacebar missing)
  5. Densmore, first model ("1a") #1501 (USA, ca. 1892) -- understroke
  6. Smith Premier No. 1 #33506 (USA, ca. 1895) -- full keyboard, understroke
  7. Odell no. 2, no serial number (USA, ca. 1895) -- linear index, with checkwriting type and regular type
  8. Peerless #4034 (USA, ca. 1896) -- full-keyboard understroke
  9. Williams No. 2 #10612 (USA, 1896) -- grasshopper, three-bank (read about Williams here)
  10. Granville Automatic #5795 (USA, 1896) -- thrust action
  11. New Franklin #5509 (USA, ca. 1896) -- downstroke from the front, curved three-bank keyboard (read about Franklins here)
  12. Yost No. 4 #51801 (USA, ca. 1899) -- full keyboard, understroke, ink pad inking (read about Yosts here)
  13. Williams No. 4 #17114 (USA, 1900) -- grasshopper, four-bank (read about Williams here)
  14. Crandall Visible no. 4 #51767 (USA, ca. 1900) -- three-bank, type cylinder (read about Crandalls here)
  15. Sholes visible #4004 (USA, ca. 1901) -- frontstroke with typebars aligned in two rows (read about this machine on my blog)
  16. Underwood No. 1 #12880-1 (USA, ca. 1901) -- four-bank frontstroke (read about Underwoods here)
  17. Fay-Sho No. 4 #4817 (USA, ca. 1901) -- "bronze" understroke (actually copper plated) with neoclassical design
  18. Moya no. 1 #1138 (UK, ca. 1902) -- three-bank, type cylinder
  19. Blickensderfer No. 5 #71678 (USA, 1902) -- typewheel, Scientific Polish keyboard (read about this typewriter here)
  20. Smith Premier No. 2 #77492 (USA, 1902) -- full keyboard, understroke
  21. Postal 5 #25892 (USA, 1904) -- three-bank, typewheel
  22. Monarch no. 2 #437 (USA, 1904)
  23. Ideal A3 #19616 (Germany, 1904) -- oblique frontstroke, carriage return lever on side    
  24. Moya no. 2 #3324 (UK, ca. 1905) -- three-bank, type cylinder
  25. Sun Standard No. 2 #16044 (USA, ca. 1905) -- 3-bank frontstroke, ink roller
  26. Royal Bar-Lock shift-key model #6610 (England, ca. 1905) -- rare four-bank version of the Bar-Lock
  27. Fox No. 3 #A7774/14731 (USA, ca. 1905) -- understroke (read about Foxes here)
  28. Fox No. 23 #05619/31619 (USA, ca. 1906) -- frontstroke (read about Foxes here)
  29. L.C. Smith No. 2 #19901-2 (USA, 1906) -- frontstroke
  30. Blickensderfer No. 8 #141296 (USA, 1908) -- three-bank, typewheel, aluminum
  31. Yetman Transmitting Typewriter, no serial number (USA, 1908) -- telegraphic typewriter (read about the Yetman here)
  32. Yost no. 15 #032041 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, grasshopper
  33. Columbia Bar-Lock No. 14 #163655 (USA, 1910) -- full keyboard, downstroke from front
  34. Blickensderfer no. 7 #148967 (USA, 1910) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard (read about this typewriter here)
  35. Emerson no. 3 #8367 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, typebars swing in from the sides (read about Emersons here)
  36. Harry A. Smith no. 6 #7447 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, relabeled Victor (read about Victors on Will Davis' site)
  37. Kanclér no. 3 #8859 (Germany, ca. 1910) -- Czech version of the Kanzler
  38. Erika #3032 (Germany, ca. 1910) -- portable with folding carriage
  39. Royal No. 5 #113790-5 (USA, 1912) -- frontstroke, "flatbed" design
  40. Blickensderfer no. 6 #160030 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  41. Oliver No. 5 #386425 (USA, ca. 1912) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  42. Harris Visible No. 4 #14936 (USA, ca. 1913) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about the Harris on Will Davis' site)
  43. L. C. Smith no. 5 #196236-5 (USA, 1913) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  44. Home Blickensderfer #170020 (USA, 1913) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard
  45. Secor No. 2 #5380 (USA, ca. 1913) -- frontstroke with decimal tabulator
  46. Rapid No. 10 #35921 (USA, ca. 1913) -- name variant of the Fox 23
  47. Chicago #73715 (USA, ca. 1915) -- horizontal type cylinder, 3-bank keyboard
  48. Hammond Multiplex #AL212054 (USA, ca. 1915) -- 3-bank type-shuttle machine, green
  49. Aztec #56191 (USA, ca. 1915) -- relabeled Pittsburg, Spanish keyboard (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  50. Visigraph #13807 (USA, ca. 1915) -- frontstroke
  51. Blickensderfer no. 9 #186280 (USA, 1916) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard (read about this machine here)
  52. Fox portable no. 1 #5221 (USA, ca. 1917) (read about Foxes here)
  53. Molle no. 3 #2590 (USA, 1918) -- frontstroke, three-bank (read about this machine here)
  54. Helios-Klimax #13660 (Germany, ca. 1919) -- two-bank, triple shift, typewheel, Spanish keyboard
  55. Blick Ninety #E-1156 (USA, 1919) -- portable with exchangeable typebasket
  56. Oliver 9 #886730 (USA, ca. 1920) -- U-shaped typebars, downstroke from the side (read about this machine here)
  57. Victor no. 10 #54668 (USA, ca. 1920) -- four-bank frontstroke
  58. Adji Såkå #2804 (Germany, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable, name variant of the Meteor
  59. Fox Sterling #S12688 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank portable, Spanish keyboard (read about Foxes here)
  60. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM10936 (USA, Feb. 1921) (read about this model here)
  61. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM11229 (USA, Feb. 1921) -- black/gold paint, possibly repainted (read about this model here)
  62. Carmen #3175 (Germany, 1921) -- 3-bank
  63. Unda #1322 (Austria, 1921) -- 3-bank
  64. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #12408 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (earlier design, patent pending)
  65. Corona No. 3 #584594 (USA, 1922) -- frontstroke; carriage folds down onto keyboard
  66. Hesperia #74A (Italy, 1922) -- frontstroke
  67. Portex No. 5 #19417 (USA, ca. 1922) -- three-bank portable (read about the Portex on Will Davis' site)
  68. Hammond Folding Multiplex #F244370G2 (USA, 1923) -- 3 bank type-shuttle machine, keyboard folds up
  69. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #82370 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank frontstroke
  70. Oliver 11 #1016985 (USA, ca. 1923)
  71. Dayton #AX93 (USA, 1924) -- four-bank portable (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  72. Simplex Practical Number 200 (USA, between 1924 and 1932) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  73. Underwood No. 5 #2096819-5 (USA, 1925) -- four-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  74. Woodstock Electrite #E11-39705 (USA, ca. 1925) -- electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  75. Stoewer Elite #E42713 (Germany, ca. 1925) -- three-bank portable, Hungarian keyboard, sold in Prague
  76. Neya #31679 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- three-bank portable
  77. Bing No. 2 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- oblique frontstroke, "educational" typewriter
  78. Merz No. 2 #6049 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- Bulgarian keyboard
  79. Erika no. 5 #30074/30045 (Germanyca. 1928) -- portable
  80. Rem-Blick #KX80608 (USA, May 1928) -- typewheel (read about this machine here)
  81. Corona 4 #S4M02555 (USA, 1928) -- "Mountain Ash Scarlet" finish
  82. Diamant 28 #16545 (Germany, ca. 1928) -- portable with large vertical segment
  83. Remington 92 #Z155356 (USA, April 1929) -- Hebrew version of the no. 12
  84. Underwood Portable #458501 (USA, 1929) -- Ukrainian keyboard
  85. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #210944 (USA, 1929) -- three-bank frontstroke, green marble paint
  86. Senta no. 4 #48051 (Germany, ca. 1929) -- four-bank portable
  87. Electric Braille prototype (USA, ca. 1930) -- based on a Woodstock no. 5, inventor and constructor unknown (story in ETCetera no. 77)
  88. Demountable no. 2 #146958 (USA, ca. 1930) -- frontstroke, easy to dismantle (read about the Demountable on Will Davis' site)
  89. Stoewer #123759 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  90. Barr #P13796 (USA, ca. 1930) -- portable, blue (read about the Barr on Will Davis' site)
  91. Barr Special #P16230 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, black 
  92. Barr Universal #C2U658 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, maroon
  93. Rheinmetall portable #30561 (Germany, 1931)
  94. Japy V #14563 (France, 1931) -- four-bank portable, German keyboard
  95. Torpedo portable #141322 (Germany, 1931) -- Cyrillic keyboard, exported (to Mongolia?) by Wostwag, a Soviet front company based in Berlin and Ulan Bator
  96. Oliver portable #68119 (Italy, 1932) -- woodgrain
  97. Masspro #002707 (USA, 1932) -- three-bank small portable
  98. Monarch Pioneer #S24372 (USA, August 1932) -- capitals-only portable, green (read about this model here)
  99. Remington Noiseless Junior #B10403 (USA, Sept. 1933) (read about this model here)
  100. Underwood #622556 (USA, 1933?) -- identical to Remington Noiseless Junior
  101. Remington Noiseless Portable #N41852 (two-tone green) (USA, Dec. 1933) (read about this model here)
  102. Burroughs #50A5748 (USA, 1933)
  103. Royal Signet #E3266 (USA, ca. 1933) -- capitals-only portable
  104. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #5907 (Italy, 1933) -- black, Belgian keyboard
  105. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H31240 (USA, Sept. 1934) -- two-tone green
  106. Imperial Good Companion #AC273 (England, 1935) -- portable, Swedish keyboard
  107. Remington 3B #C104412 (USA, Nov. 1935) (read about this model here)
  108. Royal Junior #J52398 (USA, 1935) -- Greek keyboard
  109. Corona Silent #1S16478 (USA, 1935) -- portable, maroon
  110. Marx Dial, no serial number (USA, ca. 1935) -- circular index, toy
  111. Tachotype #40196 (Netherlands, ca. 1935) -- stenotype (read about this machine on Frank Notten's blog)
  112. Remington Rand Model 1 #P49630 (USA, Jan. 1936) (read about this model here)
  113. Remington 9 #F13383 (USA, February 1936) (read about this model here)
  114. Monarch #C60782 (USA, April 1936) -- name variant of the Remington Compact portable (read about this model here)
  115. Tip Tip #5606 (Czechoslovakia, 1936) -- grid index, type cylinder
  116. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H49561 (USA, Jan. 1937) -- my first typewriter (read about this model here)
  117. Remington Victor S Portable #VV909435 (UK assembled from US parts, ca. 1937) -- British version of the streamlined #5 portable (read about this model here)
  118. Underwood Noiseless 77 #930677 (maroon) (USA, Sept. 1937) (read about this model here)
  119. Remington Noiseless 8 #E36907 (USA, Oct. 1937) (read about this model here)
  120. Rem Rand Pioneer #C109305 (USA, Oct. 1937) -- caps only
  121. Mercedes Superba #85747 (Germany, 1937) -- portable with noise-reducing typebar cover
  122. Patria #18062 (Switzerland, ca. 1937) -- portable
  123. Varityper #409600-9 (USA, ca. 1937) -- three-bank, type shuttle, electric
  124. Monarch 101 #A10076 (USA, Dec. 1937) -- office-sized machine with noiseless portable mechanism, made by American Writing Machine Co. (actually Remington) (read about this model here)
  125. Rooy Intermédiaire 28 #301088 (France, 1938) -- ivory paint

  126. Corona Sterling #2A51871 (USA, 1938) -- streamlined, maroon
  127. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #58541 (Italy, 1938) -- red
  128. Continental #R257169 (Germany, 1938) -- four-bank portable
  129. Hermes Baby #171163 (Switzerland, 1938) -- Czech keyboard
  130. L. C. Smith Super-Speed #1452332-11 (USA, 1938)
  131. Bar-Lock portable #2501 (UK, 1938)
  132. Harrods #54904 (Italy, 1938) -- name variant of the Olivetti MP1 portable, sold by Harrods in London
  133. Remington Noiseless Portable #N125431 (USA, March 1938) -- maroon, in deluxe case
  134. Rem Rand Pioneer #CA133500 (USA, August 1938) -- 3.5-row keyboard (read about this model here)
  135. Remington Envoy #SD272431 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- Portuguese keyboard (read about this model here)
  136. Rem-Rand Bantam #C153272 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- child's portable typewriter, caps only (read about this model here)
  137. Adler Favorit 2 #579597 (Germany, 1939) -- thrust action portable
  138. Remington Model 1 #PD173510 (USA, Sept. 1939) -- "noisy noiseless" portable (read about this model here)
  139. Klein-Urania #182519 (Germany, 1939) -- portable, maroon, Norwegian keyboard
  140. Hermes 2000 #43664 (Switzerland, 1939) -- four-bank portable
  141. U.S. Mirsa Ideal portable no. 5 #919426/5 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- Czech name variant of the Erika no. 5
  142. Everest 90 no. #39598 (Italy, 1940) -- red portable, italic typeface, nonstandard English keyboard
  143. Olympia-Plana #16700 (Germany, 1940) -- bakelite body, Hungarian keyboard
  144. Hispano-Olivetti Studio 46 #330670 (Spain, ca. 1940) -- yellow mid-sized portable, Spanish keyboard
  145. Remington Streamliner #B110873 (USA, Sept. 1941) (read about this model here)
  146. Remer #000126 (Spain, 1945)
  147. Osma #12517 (Germany, ca. 1945) -- rare portable
  148. Royal KMM #3333704 (USA, 1947) -- frontstroke
  149. Regia Mixta #L-11040 (Spain, ca. 1948) -- portable
  150. Voss #10271 (West Germany, 1949) -- red-and-black bakelite body, chrome paper table (read about the Voss on Will Davis' site)
  151. Keaton Music Typewriter #2294 (USA, ca. 1950) -- downstroke, circular-keyboard music typewriter
  152. Original Matous #CC 832 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1950) -- portable
  153. Olympia SM1 #74536 (West Germany, 1950) -- portable, black
  154. Olivetti Lettera 22 #077757 (Italy, ca. 1950)
  155. Oliver portable #5117593 (UK, 1951) -- licensed copy of the Patria, Greek keyboard
  156. Remington Quiet-Riter #QT2254731 (USA, Oct. 1951) -- repainted blue-green
  157. Voss #25942 (West Germany, 1951) -- red-and-black bakelite body with chrome accents
  158. Rheinmetall #300796 (East Germany, 1952) -- portable
  159. Juwel Rapid #H50994 (1952)
  160. Torpedo 20 #613108 (West Germany, 1952) -- portable with segment shift (read about this machine on my blog)
  161. Triumph Norm 6 #656801 (West Germany, 1952) -- green portable
  162. Express #306049 (West Germany, June 1953) -- rare portable with plastic body and segment
  163. Rooy portable #27912 (France, 1953) -- ultraflat; American keyboard
  164. Groma T #344410 (East Germany, 1953) -- portable, green
  165. Underwood Electric #E12-7290687 (USA, 1953) -- customized with old keys and other modifications
  166. Halda no. 6 #6-288980 (Sweden, 1953)
  167. Groma Gromina #505711 (East Germany, 1953) -- ultraflat, maroon with red keys, earlier body style
  168. Halberg Traveler #45753 (Netherlands, 1954) (read about the Halberg on Will Davis' site #707258 )
  169. Everest K2 #519941 (Italy, 1954) -- portable, black
  170. Rooy IN #413937 (France, ca. 1954) (read about this machine on my blog and a followup)
  171. Moskva no. 4 #10490 (USSR, ca. 1955) -- portable, Cyrillic
  172. Continental #2000670 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- usually known as Erika 10; Arabic keyboard (read about this machine on my blog)
  173. Voss DeLuxe #114434 (West Germany, ca. 1955) -- stripped to bare metal
  174. American Deluxe #1145938 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- relabeled Optima Elite portable, green
  175. Swissa Junior #136353 (Switzerland, ca. 1955) -- portable
  176. Patria #S21663 (Spain, ca. 1955) -- black portable
  177. Adler Privat #3026068 (West Germany, 1955) -- portable
  178. Alma Jolson #A-04018 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- name variant of the Antares Parva, sold in US
  179. Groma Kolibri #559054 (East Germany, 1955) -- ultraslim portable, maroon
  180. Optima M10 #120348 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- office machine, black, German keyboard
  181. Optima #912691 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- portable, repainted red
  182. Groma Kolibri #568176 (East Germany, 1955) -- black
  183. Lorenz Lo15 teletype #11044/DP (West Germany, ca. 1955) (read about this machine on my blog)
  184. Gossen Tippa Pilot #136331 (West Germany, 1956)
  185. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #A2571453 (USA, 1956) -- two-tone brown
  186. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AA2639689 (USA, 1956) -- green and gray
  187. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AB2668636 (USA, 1956) -- black and white
  188. Voss DeLuxe #128698 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- green
  189. Halda portable #P.81422 (Sweden, 1956)
  190. Smith-Corona Silent-Super #5T 343881X (USA, 1956) -- portable, includes "Yes/No" key
  191. Smith-Corona 88 #88E4254613-13 (USA, ca. 1956) -- repainted pink and black
  192. Brosette #028160 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- portable, silver
  193. Revere #1397? (UK, ca. 1956) -- three-bank toy typewriter, made by Petite Typewriters of Nottingham. Also known as Kamkap. Serial number (?) is penciled on bottom of machine.
  194. Groma Kolibri #599437 (East Germany, 1957) -- silver
  195. MBM Mercury #ZP-80235 (Czechoslovakia, 1957) -- name variant of the Consul (read about the Consul on Will Davis' site)
  196. Royal Administrator #49259 (West Germany, ca. 1957) -- wide-carriage version of the Royal Diana (read about this machine on my blog)
  197. Voss DeLuxe #135246 (West Germany, 1957) -- big portable, maroon
  198. Groma Combina (East Germany, 195x) -- read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site
  199. Alpina #74921 (West Germany, 1957) -- portable, green
  200. Empire Aristocrat #S2/194E086 (UK, 1957) -- portable, clone of the Hermes Baby
  201. Byron Mark I #9747 (UK, 1957) -- (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  202. Olivetti Graphika #1801920 (Italy, 1957) -- proportional spacing (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  203. Erika 10 #1909032 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- portable
  204. Aztec 700 #1976404 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- export name variant of the Erika 10
  205. Sténotype Grandjean Sil. 5 #M40715 (France, 1958) -- stenotype
  206. Junior Mod. 58 #C2268 (Spain, ca. 1958) -- compact portable, red
  207. Voss DeLuxe #151039 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- black body with black keyboard
  208. Taylorix Contofix Junior #155876 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- bookkeeping typewriter made by Voss (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  209. Eichner #973881 (West Germany, 1958) -- name variant of the Torpedo 18 with long carriage and decimal tabulator
  210. Royal FP #FPE-13-6593211 (USA, 1958) -- photo awaiting refurbishing
  211. Imperial Good Companion no. 5 #5M 241 (UK, 1958) -- portable, basket shift, green
  212. Imperial Good Companion no. 4 #4X 571 (UK, 1959) -- portable, carriage shift, blue
  213. Optima P1 #257939 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable based on the Olympia-Plana; Russian keyboard
  214. Olympia SM3 DeLuxe #1114492 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted blue
  215. Tower Chieftain #3YT175886 (USA, 1959) -- small portable, name variant of Smith-Corona Skyriter, repainted and stripped
  216. Remington Super-Riter #J2882193 (USA, 1959)
  217. Torpedo 18 #1073358 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted purple (read about this machine on my blog)
  218. Groma Kolibri #637179 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable, brown/tan, Greek keyboard
  219. Torpedo 18 #1205535 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, black
  220. Olympia SM4 #1505693 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, white, script typeface
  221. Annabella #D-042596-5039 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- German keyboard, made by Antares (read about Antares on Will Davis' site)
  222. Triumph DeJur Perfekt #1231288 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, cream/maroon
  223. ABC #3-64682 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, orange
  224. Princess 100 #109241 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, gray
  225. Olympia SF #95-266541 (West Germany, 1960) -- small portable, black
  226. R. C. Allen VisOmatic #8-2163312 13 (USA, 1960) -- frontstroke, script typeface
  227. Elgin Collegiate #605372 (Japan, ca. 1960)
  228. Hilton #D-080318-6090 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- name variant of the Antares
  229. Consul Silent #ZP-185854 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1961)
  230. Optima Humber 99 #4011057 (East Germany 1961) -- name variant of the Erika 20 (read about this machine on my blog)
  231. Olympia SG1 #7-635495 (West Germany, 1961) -- office typewriter, repainted bluegreen
  232. Hermes 3000 #3058336 (Switzerland, 1961) -- earlier body style; stripped to bare metal
  233. Groma Kolibri #689903 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/blue
  234. Talbos #C6399 (Spain, ca. 1962) -- portable, green
  235. Andina Grafos #D3438 (Spain, ca. 1963) -- portable, successor to the Talbos
  236. Groma Kolibri Luxus #A18172 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/tan
  237. Aztec 600 #620677 (East Germany, 1962) -- export name variant of the Rheinmetall KsT portable, two-tone brown
  238. Facit TP1 #283467 (Sweden, 1962) -- portable
  239. Voss Privat #223959 (West Germany, 1963) -- sold at the factory to an American, QWERTY keyboard with script type
  240. AMC #437765 (France, 1963) -- export name variant of the Japy Script, a clone of the Patria
  241. Olympia SM5 #2364386 (West Germany, 1964) -- Arabic
  242. IBM Model C Executive #2189953 (USA, 1964) -- proportional spacing, electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  243. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX 206814 (USA, ca. 1965) -- stripped to bare metal
  244. Olympia SM9 #2581142 (West Germany, 1965) -- modified, fitted into repainted SM3 body
  245. Scheidegger Princess Matic #338556 (West Germany, ca. 1965) -- name variant of the Princess 300
  246. Alpina Baby #373227 (Japan, 1960s) -- made by Nippo; also seen as Condor and Rexina
  247. Florida #H49535 (Spain, ca. 1965) -- portable
  248. Jaykay #64857 (India, ca. 1965) -- portable, made in Calcutta, identical to the late Brosette
  249. Olympia SM8 #2723758 (West Germany, 1966) -- repainted black and silver
  250. Gritzner #031342 (West Germany, 1967) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY lettering machine, with kit and Dutch instructions
  251. Cavalier Speedwriter #7 221 033989 (Czechoslovakia/Canada, 1967) -- name variant of the Consul 221, assembled and sold in Canada
  252. Hermes 3000 #3448751 (Switzerland, 1968) -- later body style
  253. Moskva no. 6 #386451 (USSR, 1972) -- portable, gray (read about this machine on my blog)
  254. Princess 500 #687947 (West Germany, ca. 1974)
  255. Grants 707 Gullwing Electric #E06833 (Japan, ca. 1974) -- (read about this machine on my blog)
  256. Andina Especial 90 #75004 (Spain, ca. 1975) -- portable
  257. Olympia Traveller Deluxe #15-7119191 (Yugoslavia, ca. 1980) -- Thai keyboard
  258. Sharp Memowriter EL-7001 #11009605 (Japan, ca. 1981) -- electronic calculator / mini-typewriter (read about this device on my blog)
  259. Sperry-Rand Remington 10 (Brazil, 1980s) -- Spanish keyboard
  260. Ortekh #446574 (Russia, 1993) -- portable (read about this machine on my blog)
  261. Royal Scrittore II #0912002099 (China, 2012) (read about this machine on my blog)





Gone but not forgotten

These machines are no longer with me. I've enjoyed them and then passed them on to other typewriter fans, but they're fondly remembered!

  1. Caligraph 2 #30345 (USA, ca. 1888) -- full non-QWERTY keyboard, understroke (read about Caligraphs here)
  2. Caligraph 3 #38924 (USA, 1890s) (read about Caligraphs here)
  3. Fitch (English) #3545 (England, 1891) -- downstroke from the back, three-bank non-QWERTY keyboard
  4. Densmore 1b (USA, 1891) -- understroke
  5. Peoples (USA, 1891) -- semicircular index
  6. American 2, no serial number (USA, 1890s) -- semicircular index
  7. Pearl (USA, 1891) -- semicircular index
  8. Odell #1b (USA, 1890s) -- linear index
  9. Victor (USA, 1890s) -- daisywheel index
  10. American Visible (curved) #1776 (USA, early 1890s) -- index
  11. American Visible (straight), no serial number (USA, early 1890s) -- index
  12. Hammond 2 (USA, 1893) -- type shuttle (read about Hammonds here)
  13. American No. 7 #16447 (USA, 1890s)-- understroke
  14. The Chicago #8654 (USA, 1897) -- type cylinder (read about the Chicago here)
  15. Oliver no. 3 #88838 (USA, 1898)

  16. Wellington No. 2 #5063 (USA, 1898) -- thrust action
  17. New Century Caligraph No. 6 #12772 (USA, ca. 1899) -- full keyboard, understroke

  18. Merritt #15051 (USA, ca. 1900) -- linear index
  19. Lambert No. 1 #1203 (USA, 1900) -- circular keyboard, single type element (read about Lamberts here)
  20. Pittsburg No. 10 #14766 (USA, 1900) -- successor to the Daugherty, the first successful frontstroke typewriter
  21. Lambert No. 3 #7901 (USA, ca. 1902) -- circular keyboard, single type element (read about Lamberts here)
  22. Salter Improved No. 6 #8529 (UK, ca. 1905) -- three-bank, downstroke
  23. Fox No. 23 #05275/31275 (USA, ca. 1906)
  24. International No. 5, no serial number (USA, ca. 1907) -- linear index
  25. Remington no. 7 #223995 (USA, 1907) -- understroke

  26. Blickensderfer No. 8 #130721 (USA, 1907) -- three-bank,typewheel
  27. Yetman Transmitting Typewriter #1080 (USA, 1908) -- telegraphic typewriter
  28. Salter 10 #15477 (England, ca. 1910) -- three-bank, downstroke from the front
  29. Bennett (USA, 1910) -- miniature typewriter; typewheel
  30. Blickensderfer no. 7 #144749 (USA, ca. 1910) -- typewheel; aluminum
  31. Sterling #3124 (USA, ca. 1910) -- swinging sector, three-bank keyboard, hammer hits paper from the back
  32. Standard Folding #11595 (USA, ca. 1910) -- aluminum portable with folding carriage
  33. Simplex 1911 Special #3 (USA, 1911) -- toy index, double-case (read about Simplexes here)
  34. Blickensderfer 6 #162351 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  35. Stenotype #14047 (USA, ca. 1912) -- stenographic machine
  36. Ideal A4 #98442 (Germany, 1914) -- four-bank oblique frontstroke, carriage return lever on side
  37. Simplex 1 Special (USA, 1915) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  38. Fox portable #1 #302 (USA, 1917)
  39. Fox portable no. 2 #10017 (USA, ca. 1918) (read about Foxes here)
  40. Century 10 #HS90099 (USA, June 1919) -- frontstroke, three-bank
  41. Century 10 HV90146 (USA, July 1919) -- three-bank frontstroke, double shift
  42. Century 10 #HX00038 (USA, May 1920)
  43. Noiseless no. 4 #42041 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank thrust-action quiet typewriter with metal platen
  44. Imperial D Portable #60790 (base) / #60350 (keyboard) (England, ca. 1920) -- three-bank downstroke
  45. MW #11733 (Germany, 1920s) -- index machine, also known as Gundka, Frolio, etc.
  46. Noiseless portable #92 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  47. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #40496 (USA, 1922) -- three-bank frontstroke
  48. Gourland #1533 (USA, ca. 1922) -- four-bank portable
  49. Juventa, no serial number (Italy, ca. 1922) -- three-bank portable, repainted and labeled "Corona"
  50. Mignon 4 #274295 (Germany, 1920s) -- index (read about this machine here)
  51. Oliver L-12 #1018364 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank, downstroke from the side, nickel plated, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  52. Monica No. 1 #825 (Germany, 1924) -- mid-sized frontstroke
  53. Royal No. 10 # X-1019026 (USA, 1926)
  54. Remington Portable No. 2 #ND79747 (USA, Sept. 1927) (read about this model here)
  55. Underwood Portable #4B186920 (USA, 1928)
  56. Remington Portable No. 3 #V134032 (USA, Jan. 1929) -- two-tone turquoise (read about this model here)
  57. Remington Portable No. 3 #V275177 (USA, 1929) -- two-tone green (read about this model here)
  58. Royal Standard Portable #OT336030 (USA, 1929) -- black
  59. Merz Universal #58095 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  60. Corona Special #JX657395 (USA, 1931) -- folding portable with gold highlights
  61. Underwood Noiseless 77 #736897 (USA, 1931) (read about this model here)
  62. Porto-Rite #SR10815 (USA, 1932)
  63. Remie Scout, double-case #S66172 (USA, 1932) (read about this model here)
  64. Remington Portable Model 5 (boxy) #V601539 (USA, Oct. 1932) (read about this model here)
  65. Royal Signet #E9780 (USA, 1932) -- capitals-only portable (read about this model here)
  66. Corona Standard #2C184108 (USA, 1935)
  67. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #20548 (Italy, 1935) -- black, German keyboard, sold in Vienna
  68. Remington 5 portable (streamlined) #V925808 (USA, 1937) (read about this model here)
  69. Corona Junior #1F 26843J (USA, 1937)
  70. Hermes Featherweight #107389 (Switzerland, 1937)
  71. Imperial Good Companion (England, late 1930s) -- portable
  72. Remington Junior #S256639 (USA, Jan. 1938) (read about this model here)
  73. Remington Model 1 #PD162715 (USA, November 1938) -- "noisy noiseless" portable
  74. Groma N #208701 (Germany, ca. 1938) -- four-bank portable, maroon
  75. DM No. 3 #199200 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- portable, name variant of Olympia Progress
  76. Barr #37890 (USA, late 1930s) -- portable, gray
  77. Barr #39213 (USA, ca. 1939) -- portable
  78. Underwood S #S11-5752950 (USA, 1943)
  79. Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1788992 (USA, 1949) -- gold-plated portable
  80. Tower Skyriter #2Y40065(USA, 1950) -- flat portable made by Smith-Corona for Sears (parts from three Tower Chieftain and Smith-Corona Skyriter machines were used to construct this one)
  81. Smith-Corona Silent #5S423913 (USA, 1953)
  82. Blue Bird (West Germany, 1954) -- name variant of the Torpedo portable, British keyboard
  83. Groma Gromina #528909 (East Germany, ca. 1954) -- ultraflat, maroon with black keys, later body style
  84. Olivetti Lettera 22 #437957 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  85. Royal HH #HHE-5594986 (USA, 1955)
  86. Olivetti Lettera 22 #360952 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  87. Voss DeLuxe #137313 (West Germany, 1957) -- green
  88. Remington Travel-Riter #TR540763 (Holland, Oct. 1957) -- portable, repainted gold
  89. Remington Quiet-Riter #QR3515274 (USA, Feb. 1958) -- portable, repainted gold
  90. Rooy portable #61618 (France, 1958) -- ultraflat
  91. Winsor Special De Luxe #B-1070 (Spain, ca. 1958) --  compact portable, gray
  92. Voss DeLuxe #156738 (West Germany, 1958) -- maroon and ivory
  93. Voss DeLuxe #158905 (West Germany, 1959) -- black body with grey keyboard
  94. Voss DeLuxe #230962 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- blue and white
  95. Groma Kolibri #682069 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- ivory/red
  96. Olympia SM4 #1666464 (West Germany, 1961) -- gold-plated trim
  97. Groma Humber #668875 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- rare export name variant of the Kolibri, ivory/green
  98. AMC #316757 (West Germany, ca. 1962) -- name variant of the Alpina
  99. Olympia SF DeLuxe #562094 (West Germany, 1962) -- flat portable, script typeface
  100. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX180041 (USA, 1963)
  101. Triumph Perfekt #3062647 (West Germany, ca. 1963) -- portable, tan
  102. Olympia SM5 #2431368 (West Germany, 1965)
  103. Gritzner #025822 (West Germany, 1960s) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY "legend lettering machine" for typing on blueprints
  104. Consul 232 #7 232 452348 (Czechoslovakia, 1967) -- portable
  105. Remington 333 #E8971648 (Japan, May 1968) -- small portable made by Brother
  106. Olivetti Lettera 33 (Italy, ca. 1969)
  107. Hermes Baby #9413117 (Switzerland, ca. 1970) -- orange portable
  108. Generation 3000 #05-25438 (China, 2005) -- portable (read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site)

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