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

  120. Corona Sterling #2A51871 (USA, 1938) -- streamlined, maroon
  121. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #58541 (Italy, 1938) -- red
  122. Continental #R257169 (Germany, 1938) -- four-bank portable
  123. Hermes Baby #171163 (Switzerland, 1938) -- Czech keyboard
  124. L. C. Smith Super-Speed #1452332-11 (USA, 1938)
  125. Bar-Lock portable #2501 (UK, 1938)
  126. Harrods #54904 (Italy, 1938) -- name variant of the Olivetti MP1 portable, sold by Harrods in London
  127. Remington Noiseless Portable #N125431 (USA, March 1938) -- maroon, in deluxe case
  128. Rem Rand Pioneer #CA133500 (USA, August 1938) -- 3.5-row keyboard (read about this model here)
  129. Adler Favorit 2 #579597 (Germany, 1939) -- thrust action portable
  130. Remington Model 1 #PD173510 (USA, Sept. 1939) -- "noisy noiseless" portable (read about this model here)
  131. Klein-Urania #182519 (Germany, 1939) -- portable, maroon, Norwegian keyboard
  132. Hermes 2000 #43664 (Switzerland, 1939) -- four-bank portable
  133. U.S. Mirsa Ideal portable no. 5 #919426/5 (Germany, 1940) -- Czech name variant of the Erika no. 5
  134. Everest 90 no. #39598 (Italy, 1940) -- red portable, italic typeface, nonstandard English keyboard
  135. Olympia-Plana #16700 (Germany, 1940) -- bakelite body, Hungarian keyboard
  136. Hispano-Olivetti Studio 46 #330670 (Spain, ca. 1940) -- yellow mid-sized portable, Spanish keyboard
  137. Remington Streamliner #B110873 (USA, Sept. 1941) (read about this model here)
  138. Osma #12517 (Germany, ca. 1945) -- rare portable
  139. Regia Mixta #L-11040 (Spain, ca. 1948) -- portable
  140. Voss #10271 (West Germany, 1949) -- red-and-black bakelite body, chrome paper table (read about the Voss on Will Davis' site)
  141. Original Matous #CC 832 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1950) -- portable
  142. Olivetti Lettera 22 #077757 (Italy, ca. 1950)
  143. Remington Quiet-Riter #QT2254731 (USA, Oct. 1951) -- repainted blue-green
  144. Voss #25942 (West Germany, 1951) -- red-and-black bakelite body with chrome accents
  145. Rheinmetall #300796 (East Germany, 1952) -- portable
  146. Juwel Rapid #H50994 (1952)
  147. Torpedo 20 #613108 (West Germany, 1952) -- portable with segment shift (read about this machine on my blog)
  148. Express #306049 (West Germany, June 1953) -- rare portable with plastic body and segment
  149. Rooy portable #27912 (France, 1953) -- ultraflat; American keyboard
  150. Groma T #344410 (East Germany, 1953) -- portable, green
  151. Underwood Electric #E12-7290687 (USA, 1953) -- customized with old keys and other modifications
  152. Halda no. 6 #6-288980 (Sweden, 1953)
  153. Groma Gromina #505711 (East Germany, 1953) -- ultraflat, maroon with red keys, earlier body style
  154. Halberg Traveler #45753 (Netherlands, 1954) (read about the Halberg on Will Davis' site #707258 )
  155. Everest K2 #519941 (Italy, 1954) -- portable, black
  156. Rooy IN #413937 (France, ca. 1954) (read about this machine on my blog and a followup)
  157. Moskva no. 4 #10490 (USSR, ca. 1955) -- portable, Cyrillic
  158. Continental #2000670 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- usually known as Erika 10; Arabic keyboard (read about this machine on my blog)
  159. Voss DeLuxe #114434 (West Germany, ca. 1955) -- stripped to bare metal
  160. American Deluxe #1145938 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- relabeled Optima Elite portable, green
  161. Swissa Junior #136353 (Switzerland, ca. 1955) -- portable
  162. Patria #S21663 (Spain, ca. 1955) -- black portable
  163. Adler Privat #3026068 (West Germany, 1955) -- portable
  164. Alma Jolson #A-04018 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- name variant of the Antares Parva, sold in US
  165. Groma Kolibri #559054 (East Germany, 1955) -- ultraslim portable, maroon
  166. Optima M10 #120348 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- office machine, black, German keyboard
  167. Optima #912691 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- portable, repainted red
  168. Gossen Tippa Pilot #136331 (West Germany, 1956)
  169. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #A2571453 (USA, 1956) -- two-tone brown
  170. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AA2639689 (USA, 1956) -- green and gray
  171. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AB2668636 (USA, 1956) -- black and white
  172. Voss DeLuxe #128698 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- green
  173. Brosette #028160 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- portable, silver
  174. 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.
  175. Groma Kolibri #599437 (East Germany, 1957) -- silver
  176. MBM Mercury #ZP-80235 (Czechoslovakia, 1957) -- name variant of the Consul (read about the Consul on Will Davis' site)
  177. Royal Administrator #49259 (West Germany, ca. 1957) -- wide-carriage version of the Royal Diana (read about this machine on my blog)
  178. Voss DeLuxe #135246 (West Germany, 1957) -- big portable, maroon
  179. Groma Combina (East Germany, 195x) -- read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site
  180. Alpina #74921 (West Germany, 1957) -- portable, green
  181. Empire Aristocrat #S2/194E086 (UK, 1957) -- portable, clone of the Hermes Baby
  182. Byron Mark I #9747 (UK, 1957) -- (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  183. Olivetti Graphika #1801920 (Italy, 1957) -- proportional spacing (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  184. Halda Star #7-067400 (Sweden, 1957) (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  185. Sténotype Grandjean Sil. 5 #M40715 (France, 1958) -- stenotype
  186. Junior Mod. 58 #C2268 (Spain, ca. 1958) -- compact portable, red
  187. Voss DeLuxe #151039 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- black body with black keyboard
  188. Taylorix Contofix Junior #155876 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- bookkeeping typewriter made by Voss (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  189. Eichner #973881 (West Germany, 1958) -- name variant of the Torpedo 18 with long carriage and decimal tabulator
  190. Royal FP #FPE-13-6593211 (USA, 1958) -- photo awaiting refurbishing
  191. Imperial Good Companion no. 5 #5M 241 (UK, 1958) -- portable, basket shift, green
  192. Imperial Good Companion no. 4 #4X 571 (UK, 1959) -- portable, carriage shift, blue
  193. Optima P1 #257939 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable based on the Olympia-Plana; Russian keyboard
  194. Olympia SM3 DeLuxe #1114492 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted blue
  195. Tower Chieftain #3YT175886 (USA, 1959) -- small portable, name variant of Smith-Corona Skyriter, repainted and stripped
  196. Torpedo 18 #1073358 (West Germany, 1959) -- The Purple Prose Producer (read about this machine on my blog)
  197. Groma Kolibri #637179 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable, brown/tan, Greek keyboard
  198. Torpedo 18 #1205535 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, black
  199. Olympia SM4 #1505693 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, white, script typeface
  200. Triumph DeJur Perfekt #1231288 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, cream/maroon
  201. ABC #3-64682 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, orange
  202. Princess 100 #109241 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, gray
  203. Olympia SF #95-266541 (West Germany, 1960) -- small portable, black
  204. R. C. Allen VisOmatic #8-2163312 13 (USA, 1960) -- frontstroke, script typeface
  205. Elgin Collegiate #605372 (Japan, ca. 1960)
  206. Hilton #D-080318-6090 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- name variant of the Antares
  207. Aztec 700 #1976404 (East Germany, 1961) -- export name variant of the Erika 10
  208. Consul Silent #ZP-185854 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1961)
  209. Optima Humber 99 #4011057 (East Germany 1961) -- name variant of the Erika 20 (read about this machine on my blog)
  210. Olympia SG1 #7-635495 (West Germany, 1961) -- office typewriter, repainted bluegreen
  211. Hermes 3000 #3058336 (Switzerland, 1961) -- earlier body style; stripped to bare metal
  212. Groma Kolibri #689903 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/blue
  213. Talbos #C6399 (Spain, ca. 1962) -- portable, green
  214. Groma Kolibri Luxus #A18172 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/tan
  215. Aztec 600 #620677 (East Germany, 1962) -- export name variant of the Rheinmetall KsT portable, two-tone brown
  216. Facit TP1 #283467 (Sweden, 1962) -- portable
  217. Voss Privat #223959 (West Germany, 1963) -- sold at the factory to an American, QWERTY keyboard with script type
  218. AMC #437765 (France, 1963) -- export name variant of the Japy Script, a clone of the Patria
  219. Olympia SM5 #2364386 (West Germany, 1964) -- Arabic
  220. IBM Model C Executive #2189953 (USA, 1964) -- proportional spacing, electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  221. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX 206814 (USA, ca. 1965) -- stripped to bare metal
  222. Olympia SM9 #2581142 (West Germany, 1965) -- modified, fitted into repainted SM3 body
  223. Scheidegger Princess Matic #338556 (West Germany, ca. 1965) -- name variant of the Princess 300
  224. Alpina Baby #373227 (Japan, 1960s) -- made by Nippo; also seen as Condor and Rexina
  225. Florida #H49535 (Spain, ca. 1965) -- portable
  226. Jaykay #64857 (India, ca. 1965) -- portable, made in Calcutta, identical to the late Brosette
  227. Olympia SM8 #2723758 (West Germany, 1966) -- repainted black and silver
  228. Gritzner #031342 (West Germany, 1967) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY lettering machine, with kit and Dutch instructions
  229. Cavalier Speedwriter #7 221 033989 (Czechoslovakia/Canada, 1967) -- name variant of the Consul 221, assembled and sold in Canada
  230. Hermes 3000 #3448751 (Switzerland, 1968) -- later body style
  231. Moskva no. 6 #386451 (USSR, 1972) -- portable, gray (read about this machine on my blog)
  232. Princess 500 #687947 (West Germany, ca. 1974)
  233. Grants 707 Gullwing Electric #E06833 (Japan, ca. 1974) -- (read about this machine on my blog)
  234. Andina Especial 90 #75004 (Spain, ca. 1975) -- portable
  235. Olympia Traveller Deluxe #15-7119191 (Yugoslavia, ca. 1980) -- Thai keyboard
  236. Sharp Memowriter EL-7001 #11009605 (Japan, ca. 1981) -- electronic calculator / mini-typewriter (read about this device on my blog)
  237. Sperry-Rand Remington 10 (Brazil, 1980s) -- Spanish keyboard
  238. Ortekh #446574 (Russia, 1993) -- portable (read about this machine on my blog)
  239. Royal Scrittore II #0912002099 (China, 2012) (read about this machine on my blog)
  240. Royal Epoch #0815001599 (China, 2014) (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. Odell no. 2, no serial number (USA, ca. 1895) -- linear index, with checkwriting type and regular type
  15. The Chicago #8654 (USA, 1897) -- type cylinder (read about the Chicago here)
  16. Oliver no. 3 #88838 (USA, 1898)

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

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

  27. Blickensderfer No. 8 #130721 (USA, 1907) -- three-bank,typewheel
  28. Yetman Transmitting Typewriter #1080 (USA, 1908) -- telegraphic typewriter
  29. Salter 10 #15477 (England, ca. 1910) -- three-bank, downstroke from the front
  30. Bennett (USA, 1910) -- miniature typewriter; typewheel
  31. Blickensderfer no. 7 #144749 (USA, ca. 1910) -- typewheel; aluminum
  32. Sterling #3124 (USA, ca. 1910) -- swinging sector, three-bank keyboard, hammer hits paper from the back
  33. Standard Folding #11595 (USA, ca. 1910) -- aluminum portable with folding carriage
  34. Yost no. 15 #032041 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, grasshopper
  35. Simplex 1911 Special #3 (USA, 1911) -- toy index, double-case (read about Simplexes here)
  36. Blickensderfer 6 #162351 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  37. Stenotype #14047 (USA, ca. 1912) -- stenographic machine
  38. Rapid No. 10 #35921 (USA, ca. 1913) -- name variant of the Fox 23
  39. Ideal A4 #98442 (Germany, 1914) -- four-bank oblique frontstroke, carriage return lever on side
  40. Simplex 1 Special (USA, 1915) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  41. Fox portable #1 #302 (USA, 1917)
  42. Fox portable no. 2 #10017 (USA, ca. 1918) (read about Foxes here)
  43. Century 10 #HS90099 (USA, June 1919) -- frontstroke, three-bank
  44. Century 10 HV90146 (USA, July 1919) -- three-bank frontstroke, double shift
  45. Century 10 #HX00038 (USA, May 1920)
  46. Noiseless no. 4 #42041 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank thrust-action quiet typewriter with metal platen
  47. Imperial D Portable #60790 (base) / #60350 (keyboard) (England, ca. 1920) -- three-bank downstroke
  48. MW #11733 (Germany, 1920s) -- index machine, also known as Gundka, Frolio, etc.
  49. Noiseless portable #92 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  50. Fox Sterling #S12688 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank portable, Spanish keyboard (read about Foxes here)
  51. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #40496 (USA, 1922) -- three-bank frontstroke
  52. Gourland #1533 (USA, ca. 1922) -- four-bank portable
  53. Juventa, no serial number (Italy, ca. 1922) -- three-bank portable, repainted and labeled "Corona"
  54. Mignon 4 #274295 (Germany, 1920s) -- index (read about this machine here)
  55. Oliver L-12 #1018364 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank, downstroke from the side, nickel plated, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  56. Monica No. 1 #825 (Germany, 1924) -- mid-sized frontstroke
  57. Royal No. 10 # X-1019026 (USA, 1926)
  58. Remington Portable No. 2 #ND79747 (USA, Sept. 1927) (read about this model here)
  59. Underwood Portable #4B186920 (USA, 1928)
  60. Remington Portable No. 3 #V134032 (USA, Jan. 1929) -- two-tone turquoise (read about this model here)
  61. Remington Portable No. 3 #V275177 (USA, 1929) -- two-tone green (read about this model here)
  62. Royal Standard Portable #OT336030 (USA, 1929) -- black
  63. Merz Universal #58095 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  64. Corona Special #JX657395 (USA, 1931) -- folding portable with gold highlights
  65. Rheinmetall portable #30561 (Germany, 1931)
  66. Underwood Noiseless 77 #736897 (USA, 1931) (read about this model here)
  67. Porto-Rite #SR10815 (USA, 1932)
  68. Remie Scout, double-case #S66172 (USA, 1932) (read about this model here)
  69. Remington Portable Model 5 (boxy) #V601539 (USA, Oct. 1932) (read about this model here)
  70. Royal Signet #E9780 (USA, 1932) -- capitals-only portable (read about this model here)
  71. Corona Standard #2C184108 (USA, 1935)
  72. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #20548 (Italy, 1935) -- black, German keyboard, sold in Vienna
  73. Tachotype #40196 (Netherlands, ca. 1935) -- stenotype (read about this machine on Frank Notten's blog)
  74. Remington 5 portable (streamlined) #V925808 (USA, 1937) (read about this model here)
  75. Corona Junior #1F 26843J (USA, 1937)
  76. Hermes Featherweight #107389 (Switzerland, 1937)
  77. Adler 32 #535066 (Germany, 1937)
  78. Imperial Good Companion (England, late 1930s) -- portable
  79. Remington Junior #S256639 (USA, Jan. 1938) (read about this model here)
  80. Rem-Rand Bantam #C153272 (USA, November 1938) -- child's portable typewriter, caps only (read about this model here)
  81. Remington Model 1 #PD162715 (USA, November 1938) -- "noisy noiseless" portable
  82. Remington Envoy #SD272431 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- Portuguese keyboard (read about this model here)
  83. Groma N #208701 (Germany, ca. 1938) -- four-bank portable, maroon
  84. DM No. 3 #199200 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- portable, name variant of Olympia Progress
  85. Barr #37890 (USA, late 1930s) -- portable, gray
  86. Barr #39213 (USA, ca. 1939) -- portable
  87. Underwood S #S11-5752950 (USA, 1943)
  88. Remer #000126 (Spain, 1945)
  89. Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1788992 (USA, 1949) -- gold-plated portable
  90. 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)
  91. Olympia SM1 #74536 (West Germany, 1950) -- portable, black
  92. Keaton Music Typewriter #2294 (USA, ca. 1950) -- downstroke, circular-keyboard music typewriter
  93. Oliver portable #5117593 (UK, 1951) -- licensed copy of the Patria, Greek keyboard
  94. Triumph Norm 6 #656801 (West Germany, 1952) -- green portable
  95. Smith-Corona Silent #5S423913 (USA, 1953)
  96. Blue Bird (West Germany, 1954) -- name variant of the Torpedo portable, British keyboard
  97. Groma Gromina #528909 (East Germany, ca. 1954) -- ultraflat, maroon with black keys, later body style
  98. Olivetti Lettera 22 #437957 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  99. Royal HH #HHE-5594986 (USA, 1955)
  100. Lorenz Lo15 teletype #11044/DP (West Germany, ca. 1955) (read about this machine on my blog)
  101. Groma Kolibri #568176 (East Germany, 1955) -- black
  102. Olivetti Lettera 22 #360952 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  103. Smith-Corona 88 #88E4254613-13 (USA, 1955) -- repainted pink and black
  104. Smith-Corona Silent-Super #5T 343881X (USA, 1956) -- portable, includes "Yes/No" key
  105. Halda portable #P81422 (Sweden, 1956)
  106. Voss DeLuxe #137313 (West Germany, 1957) -- green
  107. Remington Travel-Riter #TR540763 (Holland, Oct. 1957) -- portable, repainted gold
  108. Remington Quiet-Riter #QR3515274 (USA, Feb. 1958) -- portable, repainted gold
  109. Rooy portable #61618 (France, 1958) -- ultraflat
  110. Winsor Special De Luxe #B-1070 (Spain, ca. 1958) --  compact portable, gray
  111. Voss DeLuxe #156738 (West Germany, 1958) -- maroon and ivory
  112. Voss DeLuxe #158905 (West Germany, 1959) -- black body with grey keyboard
  113. Remington Super-Riter #J2882193 (USA, 1959)
  114. Voss DeLuxe #230962 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- blue and white
  115. Erika 10 #1909032 (East Germany, 1960) -- portable
  116. Annabella #D-042596-5039 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- German keyboard, made by Antares (read about Antares on Will Davis' site)
  117. Groma Kolibri #682069 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- ivory/red
  118. Olympia SM4 #1666464 (West Germany, 1961) -- gold-plated trim
  119. Groma Humber #668875 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- rare export name variant of the Kolibri, ivory/green
  120. AMC #316757 (West Germany, ca. 1962) -- name variant of the Alpina
  121. Olympia SF DeLuxe #562094 (West Germany, 1962) -- flat portable, script typeface
  122. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX180041 (USA, 1963)
  123. Andina Grafos #D3438 (Spain, ca. 1963) -- portable, successor to the Talbos
  124. Triumph Perfekt #3062647 (West Germany, ca. 1963) -- portable, tan
  125. Olympia SM5 #2431368 (West Germany, 1965)
  126. Gritzner #025822 (West Germany, 1960s) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY "legend lettering machine" for typing on blueprints
  127. Consul 232 #7 232 452348 (Czechoslovakia, 1967) -- portable
  128. Remington 333 #E8971648 (Japan, May 1968) -- small portable made by Brother
  129. Olivetti Lettera 33 (Italy, ca. 1969)
  130. Hermes Baby #9413117 (Switzerland, ca. 1970) -- orange portable
  131. Generation 3000 #05-25438 (China, 2005) -- portable (read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site)

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