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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. Standard Folding #11595 (USA, ca. 1910) -- aluminum portable with folding carriage
  39. Erika #3032 (Germany, ca. 1910) -- portable with folding carriage
  40. Royal No. 5 #113790-5 (USA, 1912) -- frontstroke, "flatbed" design
  41. Blickensderfer no. 6 #160030 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  42. Oliver No. 5 #386425 (USA, ca. 1912) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  43. Harris Visible No. 4 #14936 (USA, ca. 1913) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about the Harris on Will Davis' site)
  44. L. C. Smith no. 5 #196236-5 (USA, 1913) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  45. Home Blickensderfer #170020 (USA, 1913) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard
  46. Secor No. 2 #5380 (USA, ca. 1913) -- frontstroke with decimal tabulator
  47. Rapid No. 10 #35921 (USA, ca. 1913) -- name variant of the Fox 23
  48. Chicago #73715 (USA, ca. 1915) -- horizontal type cylinder, 3-bank keyboard
  49. Hammond Multiplex #AL212054 (USA, ca. 1915) -- 3-bank type-shuttle machine, green
  50. Aztec #56191 (USA, ca. 1915) -- relabeled Pittsburg, Spanish keyboard (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  51. Visigraph #13807 (USA, ca. 1915) -- frontstroke
  52. Blickensderfer no. 9 #186280 (USA, 1916) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard (read about this machine here)
  53. Fox portable no. 1 #5221 (USA, ca. 1917) (read about Foxes here)
  54. Molle no. 3 #2590 (USA, 1918) -- frontstroke, three-bank (read about this machine here)
  55. Helios-Klimax #13660 (Germany, ca. 1919) -- two-bank, triple shift, typewheel, Spanish keyboard
  56. Blick Ninety #E-1156 (USA, 1919) -- portable with exchangeable typebasket
  57. Oliver 9 #886730 (USA, ca. 1920) -- U-shaped typebars, downstroke from the side (read about this machine here)
  58. Victor no. 10 #54668 (USA, ca. 1920) -- four-bank frontstroke
  59. Adji Såkå #2804 (Germany, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable, name variant of the Meteor
  60. Fox Sterling #S12688 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable, Spanish keyboard (read about Foxes here)
  61. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM10936 (USA, Feb. 1921) (read about this model here)
  62. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM11229 (USA, Feb. 1921) -- black/gold paint, possibly repainted (read about this model here)
  63. Carmen #3175 (Germany, 1921) -- 3-bank
  64. Unda #1322 (Austria, 1921) -- 3-bank
  65. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #12408 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (earlier design, patent pending)
  66. Corona No. 3 #584594 (USA, 1922) -- frontstroke; carriage folds down onto keyboard
  67. Hesperia #74A (Italy, 1922) -- frontstroke
  68. Portex No. 5 #19417 (USA, ca. 1922) -- three-bank portable (read about the Portex on Will Davis' site)
  69. Hammond Folding Multiplex #F244370G2 (USA, 1923) -- 3 bank type-shuttle machine, keyboard folds up
  70. Oliver L-12 #1018364 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank, downstroke from the side, nickel plated, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  71. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #82370 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank frontstroke
  72. Dayton #AX93 (USA, 1924) -- four-bank portable (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  73. Simplex Practical Number 200 (USA, between 1924 and 1932) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  74. Underwood No. 5 #2096819-5 (USA, 1925) -- four-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  75. Woodstock Electrite #E11-39705 (USA, ca. 1925) -- electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  76. Stoewer Elite #E42713 (Germany, ca. 1925) -- three-bank portable, Hungarian keyboard, sold in Prague
  77. Neya #31679 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- three-bank portable
  78. Bing No. 2 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- oblique frontstroke, "educational" typewriter
  79. Merz No. 2 #6049 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- Bulgarian keyboard
  80. Erika no. 5 #30074/30045 (Germanyca. 1928) -- portable
  81. Rem-Blick #KX80608 (USA, May 1928) -- typewheel (read about this machine here)
  82. Corona 4 #S4M02555 (USA, 1928) -- "Mountain Ash Scarlet" finish
  83. Oliver 11 #1016985 (USA, ca. 1928)
  84. Diamant 28 #16545 (Germany, ca. 1928) -- portable with large vertical segment
  85. Remington 92 #Z155356 (USA, April 1929) -- Hebrew version of the no. 12
  86. Underwood Portable #458501 (USA, 1929) -- Ukrainian keyboard
  87. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #210944 (USA, 1929) -- three-bank frontstroke, green marble paint
  88. Senta no. 4 #48051 (Germany, ca. 1929) -- four-bank portable
  89. Electric Braille prototype (USA, ca. 1930) -- based on a Woodstock no. 5, inventor and constructor unknown (story in ETCetera no. 77)
  90. Demountable no. 2 #146958 (USA, ca. 1930) -- frontstroke, easy to dismantle (read about the Demountable on Will Davis' site)
  91. Stoewer #123759 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  92. Barr #P13796 (USA, ca. 1930) -- portable, blue (read about the Barr on Will Davis' site)
  93. Barr Special #P16230 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, black 
  94. Barr Universal #C2U658 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, maroon
  95. Rheinmetall portable #30561 (Germany, 1931)
  96. Japy V #14563 (France, 1931) -- four-bank portable, German keyboard
  97. Torpedo portable #141322 (Germany, 1931) -- Cyrillic keyboard, exported (to Mongolia?) by Wostwag, a Soviet front company based in Berlin and Ulan Bator
  98. Oliver portable #68119 (Italy, 1932) -- woodgrain
  99. Masspro #002707 (USA, 1932) -- three-bank small portable
  100. Monarch Pioneer #S24372 (USA, August 1932) -- capitals-only portable, green (read about this model here)
  101. Remington Noiseless Junior #B10403 (USA, Sept. 1933) (read about this model here)
  102. Underwood #622556 (USA, 1933?) -- identical to Remington Noiseless Junior
  103. Remington Noiseless Portable #N41852 (two-tone green) (USA, Dec. 1933) (read about this model here)
  104. Burroughs #50A5748 (USA, 1933)
  105. Royal Signet #E3266 (USA, ca. 1933) -- capitals-only portable
  106. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #5907 (Italy, 1933) -- black, Belgian keyboard
  107. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H31240 (USA, Sept. 1934) -- two-tone green
  108. Imperial Good Companion #AC273 (England, 1935) -- portable, Swedish keyboard
  109. Remington 3B #C104412 (USA, Nov. 1935) (read about this model here)
  110. Royal Junior #J52398 (USA, 1935) -- Greek keyboard
  111. Corona Silent #1S16478 (USA, 1935) -- portable, maroon
  112. Marx Dial, no serial number (USA, ca. 1935) -- circular index, toy
  113. Tachotype #40196 (Netherlands, ca. 1935) -- stenotype (read about this machine on Frank Notten's blog)
  114. Remington Rand Model 1 #P49630 (USA, Jan. 1936) (read about this model here)
  115. Remington 9 #F13383 (USA, February 1936) (read about this model here)
  116. Monarch #C60782 (USA, April 1936) -- name variant of the Remington Compact portable (read about this model here)
  117. Tip Tip #5606 (Czechoslovakia, 1936) -- grid index, type cylinder
  118. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H49561 (USA, Jan. 1937) -- my first typewriter (read about this model here)
  119. Remington Victor S Portable #VV909435 (UK assembled from US parts, ca. 1937) -- British version of the streamlined #5 portable (read about this model here)
  120. Underwood Noiseless 77 #930677 (maroon) (USA, Sept. 1937) (read about this model here)
  121. Remington Noiseless 8 #E36907 (USA, Oct. 1937) (read about this model here)
  122. Rem Rand Pioneer #C109305 (USA, Oct. 1937) -- caps only
  123. Mercedes Superba #85747 (Germany, 1937) -- portable with noise-reducing typebar cover
  124. Patria #18062 (Switzerland, ca. 1937) -- portable
  125. Varityper #409600-9 (USA, ca. 1937) -- three-bank, type shuttle, electric
  126. 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)
  127. Rooy Intermédiaire 28 #301088 (France, 1938) -- ivory paint

  128. Corona Sterling #2A51871 (USA, 1938) -- streamlined, maroon
  129. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #58541 (Italy, 1938) -- red
  130. Continental #R257169 (Germany, 1938) -- four-bank portable
  131. Hermes Baby #171163 (Switzerland, 1938) -- Czech keyboard
  132. L. C. Smith Super-Speed #1452332-11 (USA, 1938)
  133. Bar-Lock portable #2501 (UK, 1938)
  134. Harrods #54904 (Italy, 1938) -- name variant of the Olivetti MP1 portable, sold by Harrods in London
  135. Remington Noiseless Portable #N125431 (USA, March 1938) -- maroon, in deluxe case
  136. Rem Rand Pioneer #CA133500 (USA, August 1938) -- 3.5-row keyboard (read about this model here)
  137. Remington Envoy #SD272431 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- Portuguese keyboard (read about this model here)
  138. Rem-Rand Bantam #C153272 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- child's portable typewriter, caps only (read about this model here)
  139. Adler Favorit 2 #579597 (Germany, 1939) -- thrust action portable
  140. Remington Model 1 #PD173510 (USA, Sept. 1939) -- "noisy noiseless" portable (read about this model here)
  141. Klein-Urania #182519 (Germany, 1939) -- portable, maroon, Norwegian keyboard
  142. Hermes 2000 #43664 (Switzerland, 1939) -- four-bank portable
  143. U.S. Mirsa Ideal portable no. 5 #919426/5 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- Czech name variant of the Erika no. 5
  144. Everest 90 no. #39598 (Italy, 1940) -- red portable, italic typeface, nonstandard English keyboard
  145. Olympia-Plana #16700 (Germany, 1940) -- bakelite body, Hungarian keyboard
  146. Hispano-Olivetti Studio 46 #330670 (Spain, ca. 1940) -- yellow mid-sized portable, Spanish keyboard
  147. Remington Streamliner #B110873 (USA, Sept. 1941) (read about this model here)
  148. Remer #000126 (Spain, 1945)
  149. Osma #12517 (Germany, ca. 1945) -- rare portable
  150. Royal KMM #3333704 (USA, 1947) -- frontstroke
  151. Regia Mixta #L-11040 (Spain, ca. 1948) -- portable
  152. Voss #10271 (West Germany, 1949) -- red-and-black bakelite body, chrome paper table (read about the Voss on Will Davis' site)
  153. Keaton Music Typewriter #2294 (USA, ca. 1950) -- downstroke, circular-keyboard music typewriter
  154. Original Matous #CC 832 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1950) -- portable
  155. Olympia SM1 #74536 (West Germany, 1950) -- portable, black
  156. Olivetti Lettera 22 #077757 (Italy, ca. 1950)
  157. Oliver portable #5117593 (UK, 1951) -- licensed copy of the Patria, Greek keyboard
  158. Remington Quiet-Riter #QT2254731 (USA, Oct. 1951) -- repainted blue-green
  159. Voss #25942 (West Germany, 1951) -- red-and-black bakelite body with chrome accents
  160. Rheinmetall #300796 (East Germany, 1952) -- portable
  161. Torpedo 20 #613108 (West Germany, 1952) -- portable with segment shift (read about this machine on my blog)
  162. Triumph Norm 6 #656801 (West Germany, 1952) -- green portable
  163. Express #306049 (West Germany, June 1953) -- rare portable with plastic body and segment
  164. Rooy portable #27912 (France, 1953) -- ultraflat; American keyboard
  165. Groma T #344410 (East Germany, 1953) -- portable, green
  166. Underwood Electric #E12-7290687 (USA, 1953) -- customized with old keys and other modifications
  167. Halda no. 6 #6-288980 (Sweden, 1953)
  168. Groma Gromina #505711 (East Germany, 1953) -- ultraflat, maroon with red keys, earlier body style
  169. Halberg Traveler #45753 (Netherlands, 1954) (read about the Halberg on Will Davis' site #707258 )
  170. Everest K2 #519941 (Italy, 1954) -- portable, black
  171. Rooy IN #413937 (France, ca. 1954) (read about this machine on my blog and a followup)
  172. Moskva no. 4 #10490 (USSR, ca. 1955) -- portable, Cyrillic
  173. Continental #2000670 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- usually known as Erika 10; Arabic keyboard (read about this machine on my blog)
  174. Voss DeLuxe #114434 (West Germany, ca. 1955) -- stripped to bare metal
  175. American Deluxe #1145938 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- relabeled Optima Elite portable, green
  176. Swissa Junior #136353 (Switzerland, ca. 1955) -- portable
  177. Patria #S21663 (Spain, ca. 1955) -- black portable
  178. Adler Privat #3026068 (West Germany, 1955) -- portable
  179. Alma Jolson #A-04018 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- name variant of the Antares Parva, sold in US
  180. Groma Kolibri #559054 (East Germany, 1955) -- ultraslim portable, maroon
  181. Optima M10 #120348 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- office machine, black, German keyboard
  182. Optima #912691 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- portable, repainted red
  183. Groma Kolibri #568176 (East Germany, 1955) -- black
  184. Lorenz Lo15 teletype #11044/DP (West Germany, ca. 1955) (read about this machine on my blog)
  185. Gossen Tippa Pilot #136331 (West Germany, 1956)
  186. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #A2571453 (USA, 1956) -- two-tone brown
  187. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AA2639689 (USA, 1956) -- green and gray
  188. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AB2668636 (USA, 1956) -- black and white
  189. Voss DeLuxe #128698 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- green
  190. Halda portable #P.81422 (Sweden, 1956)
  191. Smith-Corona Silent-Super #5T 343881X (USA, 1956) -- portable, includes "Yes/No" key
  192. Smith-Corona 88 #88E4254613-13 (USA, ca. 1956) -- repainted pink and black
  193. Brosette #028160 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- portable, silver
  194. 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.
  195. Groma Kolibri #599437 (East Germany, 1957) -- silver
  196. MBM Mercury #ZP-80235 (Czechoslovakia, 1957) -- name variant of the Consul (read about the Consul on Will Davis' site)
  197. Royal Administrator #49259 (West Germany, ca. 1957) -- wide-carriage version of the Royal Diana (read about this machine on my blog)
  198. Voss DeLuxe #135246 (West Germany, 1957) -- big portable, maroon
  199. Groma Combina (East Germany, 195x) -- read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site
  200. Alpina #74921 (West Germany, 1957) -- portable, green
  201. Empire Aristocrat #S2/194E086 (UK, 1957) -- portable, clone of the Hermes Baby
  202. Byron Mark I #9747 (UK, 1957) -- (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  203. Olivetti Graphika #1801920 (Italy, 1957) -- proportional spacing (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  204. Remington Travel-Riter #TR540763 (Holland, Oct. 1957) -- portable, repainted gold
  205. Remington Quiet-Riter #QR3515274 (USA, Feb. 1958) -- portable, repainted gold
  206. Erika 10 #1909032 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- portable
  207. Aztec 700 #1976404 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- export name variant of the Erika 10
  208. Sténotype Grandjean Sil. 5 #M40715 (France, 1958) -- stenotype
  209. Junior Mod. 58 #C2268 (Spain, ca. 1958) -- compact portable, red
  210. Voss DeLuxe #151039 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- black body with black keyboard
  211. Taylorix Contofix Junior #155876 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- bookkeeping typewriter made by Voss (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  212. Eichner #973881 (West Germany, 1958) -- name variant of the Torpedo 18 with long carriage and decimal tabulator
  213. Royal FP #FPE-13-6593211 (USA, 1958) -- photo awaiting refurbishing
  214. Imperial Good Companion no. 5 #5M 241 (UK, 1958) -- portable, basket shift, green
  215. Imperial Good Companion no. 4 #4X 571 (UK, 1959) -- portable, carriage shift, blue
  216. Optima P1 #257939 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable based on the Olympia-Plana; Russian keyboard
  217. Olympia SM3 DeLuxe #1114492 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted blue
  218. Tower Chieftain #3YT175886 (USA, 1959) -- small portable, name variant of Smith-Corona Skyriter, repainted and stripped
  219. Remington Super-Riter #J2882193 (USA, 1959)
  220. Torpedo 18 #1073358 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted purple (read about this machine on my blog)
  221. Groma Kolibri #637179 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable, brown/tan, Greek keyboard
  222. Torpedo 18 #1205535 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, black
  223. Olympia SM4 #1505693 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, white, script typeface
  224. Annabella #D-042596-5039 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- German keyboard, made by Antares (read about Antares on Will Davis' site)
  225. Triumph DeJur Perfekt #1231288 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, cream/maroon
  226. ABC #3-64682 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, orange
  227. Princess 100 #109241 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, gray
  228. Olympia SF #95-266541 (West Germany, 1960) -- small portable, black
  229. R. C. Allen VisOmatic #8-2163312 13 (USA, 1960) -- frontstroke, script typeface
  230. Elgin Collegiate #605372 (Japan, ca. 1960)
  231. Hilton #D-080318-6090 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- name variant of the Antares
  232. Consul Silent #ZP-185854 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1961)
  233. Optima Humber 99 #4011057 (East Germany 1961) -- name variant of the Erika 20 (read about this machine on my blog)
  234. Olympia SG1 #7-635495 (West Germany, 1961) -- office typewriter, repainted bluegreen
  235. Hermes 3000 #3058336 (Switzerland, 1961) -- earlier body style; stripped to bare metal
  236. Groma Kolibri #689903 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/blue
  237. Talbos #C6399 (Spain, ca. 1962) -- portable, green
  238. Andina Grafos #D3438 (Spain, ca. 1963) -- portable, successor to the Talbos
  239. Groma Kolibri Luxus #A18172 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/tan
  240. Aztec 600 #620677 (East Germany, 1962) -- export name variant of the Rheinmetall KsT portable, two-tone brown
  241. Facit TP1 #283467 (Sweden, 1962) -- portable
  242. Voss Privat #223959 (West Germany, 1963) -- sold at the factory to an American, QWERTY keyboard with script type
  243. AMC #437765 (France, 1963) -- export name variant of the Japy Script, a clone of the Patria
  244. Olympia SM5 #2364386 (West Germany, 1964) -- Arabic
  245. IBM Model C Executive #2189953 (USA, 1964) -- proportional spacing, electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  246. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX 206814 (USA, ca. 1965) -- stripped to bare metal
  247. Olympia SM9 #2581142 (West Germany, 1965) -- modified, fitted into repainted SM3 body
  248. Scheidegger Princess Matic #338556 (West Germany, ca. 1965) -- name variant of the Princess 300
  249. Alpina Baby #373227 (Japan, 1960s) -- made by Nippo; also seen as Condor and Rexina
  250. Florida #H49535 (Spain, ca. 1965) -- portable
  251. Jaykay #64857 (India, ca. 1965) -- portable, made in Calcutta, identical to the late Brosette
  252. Olympia SM8 #2723758 (West Germany, 1966) -- repainted black and silver
  253. Gritzner #031342 (West Germany, 1967) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY lettering machine, with kit and Dutch instructions
  254. Cavalier Speedwriter #7 221 033989 (Czechoslovakia/Canada, 1967) -- name variant of the Consul 221, assembled and sold in Canada
  255. Hermes 3000 #3448751 (Switzerland, 1968) -- later body style
  256. Moskva no. 6 #386451 (USSR, 1972) -- portable, gray (read about this machine on my blog)
  257. Princess 500 #687947 (West Germany, ca. 1974)
  258. Grants 707 Gullwing Electric #E06833 (Japan, ca. 1974) -- (read about this machine on my blog)
  259. Andina Especial 90 #75004 (Spain, ca. 1975) -- portable
  260. Olympia Traveller Deluxe #15-7119191 (Yugoslavia, ca. 1980) -- Thai keyboard
  261. Sharp Memowriter EL-7001 #11009605 (Japan, ca. 1981) -- electronic calculator / mini-typewriter (read about this device on my blog)
  262. Sperry-Rand Remington 10 (Brazil, 1980s) -- Spanish keyboard
  263. Ortekh #446574 (Russia, 1993) -- portable (read about this machine on my blog)
  264. 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, 1908) -- 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. Simplex 1911 Special #3 (USA, 1911) -- toy index, double-case (read about Simplexes here)
  33. Blickensderfer 6 #162351 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  34. Stenotype #14047 (USA, ca. 1912) -- stenographic machine
  35. Ideal A4 #98442 (Germany, 1914) -- four-bank oblique frontstroke, carriage return lever on side
  36. Simplex 1 Special (USA, 1915) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  37. Fox portable #1 #302 (USA, 1917)
  38. Fox portable no. 2 #10017 (USA, ca. 1918) (read about Foxes here)
  39. Century 10 #HS90099 (USA, June 1919) -- frontstroke, three-bank
  40. Century 10 HV90146 (USA, July 1919) -- three-bank frontstroke, double shift
  41. Century 10 #HX00038 (USA, May 1920)
  42. Noiseless no. 4 #42041 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank thrust-action quiet typewriter with metal platen
  43. Imperial D Portable #60790 (base) / #60350 (keyboard) (England, ca. 1920) -- three-bank downstroke
  44. MW #11733 (Germany, 1920s) -- index machine, also known as Gundka, Frolio, etc.
  45. Noiseless portable #92 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  46. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #40496 (USA, 1922) -- three-bank frontstroke
  47. Gourland #1533 (USA, ca. 1922) -- four-bank portable
  48. Juventa, no serial number (Italy, ca. 1922) -- three-bank portable, repainted and labeled "Corona"
  49. Mignon 4 #274295 (Germany, 1920s) -- index (read about this machine here)
  50. Monica No. 1 #825 (Germany, 1924) -- mid-sized frontstroke
  51. Royal No. 10 # X-1019026 (USA, 1926)
  52. Remington Portable No. 2 #ND79747 (USA, Sept. 1927) (read about this model here)
  53. Underwood Portable #4B186920 (USA, 1928)
  54. Remington Portable No. 3 #V134032 (USA, Jan. 1929) -- two-tone turquoise (read about this model here)
  55. Remington Portable No. 3 #V275177 (USA, 1929) -- two-tone green (read about this model here)
  56. Royal Standard Portable #OT336030 (USA, 1929) -- black
  57. Merz Universal #58095 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  58. Corona Special #JX657395 (USA, 1931) -- folding portable with gold highlights
  59. Underwood Noiseless 77 #736897 (USA, 1931) (read about this model here)
  60. Porto-Rite #SR10815 (USA, 1932)
  61. Remie Scout, double-case #S66172 (USA, 1932) (read about this model here)
  62. Remington Portable Model 5 (boxy) #V601539 (USA, Oct. 1932) (read about this model here)
  63. Royal Signet #E9780 (USA, 1932) -- capitals-only portable (read about this model here)
  64. Corona Standard #2C184108 (USA, 1935)
  65. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #20548 (Italy, 1935) -- black, German keyboard, sold in Vienna
  66. Remington 5 portable (streamlined) #V925808 (USA, 1937) (read about this model here)
  67. Corona Junior #1F 26843J (USA, 1937)
  68. Hermes Featherweight #107389 (Switzerland, 1937)
  69. Imperial Good Companion (England, late 1930s) -- portable
  70. Remington Junior #S256639 (USA, Jan. 1938) (read about this model here)
  71. Remington Model 1 #PD162715 (USA, November 1938) -- "noisy noiseless" portable
  72. Groma N #208701 (Germany, ca. 1938) -- four-bank portable, maroon
  73. DM No. 3 #199200 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- portable, name variant of Olympia Progress
  74. Barr #37890 (USA, late 1930s) -- portable, gray
  75. Barr #39213 (USA, ca. 1939) -- portable
  76. Underwood S #S11-5752950 (USA, 1943)
  77. Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1788992 (USA, 1949) -- gold-plated portable
  78. 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)
  79. Smith-Corona Silent #5S423913 (USA, 1953)
  80. Blue Bird (West Germany, 1954) -- name variant of the Torpedo portable, British keyboard
  81. Groma Gromina #528909 (East Germany, ca. 1954) -- ultraflat, maroon with black keys, later body style
  82. Olivetti Lettera 22 #437957 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  83. Royal HH #HHE-5594986 (USA, 1955)
  84. Olivetti Lettera 22 #360952 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- portable
  85. Voss DeLuxe #137313 (West Germany, 1957) -- green
  86. Rooy portable #61618 (France, 1958) -- ultraflat
  87. Winsor Special De Luxe #B-1070 (Spain, ca. 1958) --  compact portable, gray
  88. Voss DeLuxe #156738 (West Germany, 1958) -- maroon and ivory
  89. Voss DeLuxe #158905 (West Germany, 1959) -- black body with grey keyboard
  90. Voss DeLuxe #230962 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- blue and white
  91. Groma Kolibri #682069 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- ivory/red
  92. Olympia SM4 #1666464 (West Germany, 1961) -- gold-plated trim
  93. Groma Humber #668875 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- rare export name variant of the Kolibri, ivory/green
  94. AMC #316757 (West Germany, ca. 1962) -- name variant of the Alpina
  95. Olympia SF DeLuxe #562094 (West Germany, 1962) -- flat portable, script typeface
  96. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX180041 (USA, 1963)
  97. Triumph Perfekt #3062647 (West Germany, ca. 1963) -- portable, tan
  98. Olympia SM5 #2431368 (West Germany, 1965)
  99. Gritzner #025822 (West Germany, 1960s) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY "legend lettering machine" for typing on blueprints
  100. Consul 232 #7 232 452348 (Czechoslovakia, 1967) -- portable
  101. Remington 333 #E8971648 (Japan, May 1968) -- small portable made by Brother
  102. Olivetti Lettera 33 (Italy, ca. 1969)
  103. Hermes Baby #9413117 (Switzerland, ca. 1970) -- orange portable
  104. Generation 3000 #05-25438 (China, 2005) -- portable (read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site)

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