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My Own Collection


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

Some terminology




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. Hammond 1 #10892 (USA, ca. 1889) -- curved two-bank non-QWERTY keyboard, type shuttle (read about my restoration of this machine here and read about Hammonds here)
  3. Crandall New Model #3715 (USA, ca. 1889) -- curved two-bank non-QWERTY keyboard, type cylinder (read about Crandalls 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. Yost No. 4 #51801 (USA, ca. 1895) -- full keyboard, understroke, ink pad inking (read about Yosts here)
  7. Smith Premier No. 1 #33506 (USA, ca. 1895) -- full keyboard, understroke
  8. Odell no. 2, no serial number (USA, ca. 1895) -- linear index, with checkwriting type and regular type
  9. Peerless #4034 (USA, ca. 1896) -- full-keyboard understroke
  10. Williams No. 2 #10612 (USA, 1896) -- grasshopper, three-bank (read about Williams here)
  11. Granville Automatic #5795 (USA, 1896) -- thrust action
  12. New Franklin #5509 (USA, 1896) -- downstroke from the front, curved three-bank keyboard (read about Franklins 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. Pittsburg No. 10 #14766 (USA, ca. 1902) -- successor to the Daugherty, the first successful frontstroke typewriter
  22. Postal 5 #25892 (USA, 1904) -- three-bank, typewheel
  23. Monarch no. 2 #437 (USA, 1904)
  24. Ideal A3 #19616 (Germany, 1904) -- oblique frontstroke, carriage return lever on side    
  25. Moya no. 2 #3324 (UK, ca. 1905) -- three-bank, type cylinder
  26. Sun Standard No. 2 #16044 (USA, ca. 1905) -- 3-bank frontstroke, ink roller
  27. Royal Bar-Lock shift-key model #6610 (England, ca. 1905) -- rare four-bank version of the Bar-Lock
  28. Fox No. 3 #A7774/14731 (USA, ca. 1905) -- understroke (read about Foxes here)
  29. Fox No. 23 #05619/31619 (USA, ca. 1906) -- frontstroke (read about Foxes here)
  30. L.C. Smith No. 2 #19901-2 (USA, 1907) -- frontstroke
  31. Blickensderfer No. 8 #141296 (USA, 1908) -- three-bank, typewheel, aluminum
  32. Yetman Transmitting Typewriter, no serial number (USA, 1908) -- telegraphic typewriter (read about the Yetman here)
  33. Salter 10 #15477 (England, 1908) -- three-bank, downstroke from the front
  34. Yost no. 15 #032041 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, grasshopper
  35. Columbia Bar-Lock No. 14 #163655 (USA, 1910) -- full keyboard, downstroke from front
  36. Blickensderfer no. 7 #148967 (USA, 1910) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard (read about this typewriter here)
  37. Emerson no. 3 #8367 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, typebars swing in from the sides (read about Emersons here)
  38. Harry A. Smith no. 6 #7447 (USA, ca. 1910) -- frontstroke, relabeled Victor (read about Victors on Will Davis' site)
  39. Kanclér no. 3 #8859 (Germany, ca. 1910) -- Czech version of the Kanzler
  40. Standard Folding #11595 (USA, ca. 1910) -- aluminum portable with folding carriage
  41. Erika #3032 (Germany, ca. 1910) -- portable with folding carriage
  42. Harris Visible No. 4 #14936 (USA, 1911) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about the Harris on Will Davis' site)
  43. Royal No. 5 #113790-5 (USA, 1912) -- frontstroke, "flatbed" design
  44. Blickensderfer no. 6 #160030 (USA, 1912) -- typewheel; aluminum
  45. Oliver No. 5 #386425 (USA, ca. 1912) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  46. L. C. Smith no. 5 #196236-5 (USA, 1913) -- nickeled, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  47. Secor No. 2 #5380 (USA, ca. 1913) -- frontstroke with decimal tabulator
  48. Rapid No. 10 #35921 (USA, ca. 1913) -- name variant of the Fox 23
  49. Chicago #73715 (USA, ca. 1915) -- horizontal type cylinder, 3-bank keyboard
  50. Hammond Multiplex #AL212054 (USA, ca. 1915) -- 3-bank type-shuttle machine, green
  51. Aztec #56191 (USA, ca. 1915) -- relabeled Pittsburg, Spanish keyboard (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  52. Home Blickensderfer #170020 (USA, ca. 1915) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard
  53. Visigraph #13807 (USA, ca. 1915) -- frontstroke
  54. Blickensderfer no. 9 #186280 (USA, 1916) -- typewheel, Scientific keyboard (read about this machine here)
  55. Fox portable no. 1 #5221 (USA, ca. 1917) (read about Foxes here)
  56. Molle no. 3 #2590 (USA, 1918) -- frontstroke, three-bank (read about this machine here)
  57. Century 10 #HS90099 (USA, June 1919) -- frontstroke, three-bank
  58. Helios-Klimax #13660 (Germany, ca. 1919) -- two-bank, triple shift, typewheel, Spanish keyboard
  59. Blick Ninety #E-1156 (USA, 1919) -- portable with exchangeable typebasket
  60. Oliver 9 #886730 (USA, ca. 1920) -- U-shaped typebars, downstroke from the side (read about this machine here)
  61. Victor no. 10 #54668 (USA, ca. 1920) -- four-bank frontstroke
  62. Imperial D Portable #60790 (base) / #60350 (keyboard) (England, ca. 1920) -- three-bank downstroke
  63. Portex No. 5 #19417 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable
  64. Adji Såkå #2804 (Germany, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable, name variant of the Meteor
  65. Fox Sterling #S12688 (USA, ca. 1920) -- three-bank portable, Spanish keyboard (read about Foxes here)
  66. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM10936 (USA, Feb. 1921) (read about this model here)
  67. Remington Portable no. 1 #NM11229 (USA, Feb. 1921) -- black/gold paint, possibly repainted (read about this model here)
  68. Noiseless portable #92 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  69. Carmen #3175 (Germany, 1921) -- 3-bank
  70. Unda #1322 (Austria, 1921) -- 3-bank
  71. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #12408 (USA, 1921) -- three-bank frontstroke (earlier design, patent pending)
  72. Corona No. 3 #584594 (USA, 1922) -- frontstroke; carriage folds down onto keyboard
  73. Hesperia #74A (Italy, 1922) -- frontstroke
  74. Gourland #1533 (USA, ca. 1922) -- four-bank portable
  75. Hammond Folding Multiplex #F244370G2 (USA, 1923) -- 3 bank type-shuttle machine, keyboard folds up
  76. Oliver L-12 #1018364 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank, downstroke from the side, nickel plated, Spanish keyboard, sold in Mexico
  77. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #82370 (USA, 1923) -- three-bank frontstroke
  78. Dayton #AX93 (USA, 1924) -- four-bank portable (story in ETCetera no. 85)
  79. Simplex Practical Number 200 (USA, between 1924 and 1932) -- toy index typewriter (read about Simplexes here)
  80. Monica No. 1 #825 (Germany, 1924) -- mid-sized frontstroke
  81. Underwood No. 5 #2096819-5 (USA, 1925) -- four-bank frontstroke (read about this machine here)
  82. Woodstock Electrite #E11-39705 (USA, ca. 1925) -- electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  83. Stoewer Elite #E42713 (Germany, ca. 1925) -- three-bank portable, Hungarian keyboard, sold in Prague
  84. Neya #31679 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- three-bank portable
  85. Bing No. 2 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- oblique frontstroke, "educational" typewriter
  86. Merz No. 2 #6049 (Germany, ca. 1927) -- Bulgarian keyboard
  87. Erika no. 5 #30074/30045 (Germanyca. 1928) -- portable
  88. Rem-Blick #KX80608 (USA, May 1928) -- typewheel (read about this machine here)
  89. Corona 4 #S4M02555 (USA, 1928) -- "Mountain Ash Scarlet" finish
  90. Oliver 11 #1016985 (USA, ca. 1928)
  91. Diamant 28 #16545 (Germany, ca. 1928) -- portable with large vertical segment
  92. Remington 92 #Z155356 (USA, April 1929) -- Hebrew version of the no. 12
  93. Underwood Portable #458501 (USA, 1929) -- Ukrainian keyboard
  94. Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter #210944 (USA, 1929) -- three-bank frontstroke, green marble paint
  95. Senta no. 4 #48051 (Germany, ca. 1929) -- four-bank portable
  96. Electric Braille prototype (USA, ca. 1930) -- based on a Woodstock no. 5, inventor and constructor unknown (story in ETCetera no. 77)
  97. Demountable no. 2 #146958 (USA, ca. 1930) -- frontstroke, easy to dismantle (read about the Demountable on Will Davis' site)
  98. Stoewer #123759 (Germany, ca. 1930) -- four-bank portable
  99. Barr #P13796 (USA, ca. 1930) -- portable, blue (read about the Barr on Will Davis' site)
  100. Barr Special #P16230 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, black 
  101. Barr Universal #C2U658 (USA, early 1930s) -- portable, maroon
  102. Rheinmetall portable #30561 (Germany, 1931)
  103. Japy V #14563 (France, 1931) -- four-bank portable, German keyboard
  104. Torpedo portable #141322 (Germany, 1931) -- Cyrillic keyboard, exported (to Mongolia?) by Wostwag, a Soviet front company based in Berlin and Ulan Bator
  105. Oliver portable #68119 (Italy, 1932) -- woodgrain
  106. Masspro #002707 (USA, 1932) -- three-bank small portable
  107. Monarch Pioneer #S24372 (USA, August 1932) -- capitals-only portable, green (read about this model here)
  108. Remington Noiseless Junior #B10403 (USA, Sept. 1933) (read about this model here)
  109. Underwood #622556 (USA, 1933?) -- identical to Remington Noiseless Junior
  110. Remington Noiseless Portable #N41852 (two-tone green) (USA, Dec. 1933) (read about this model here)
  111. Burroughs #50A5748 (USA, 1933)
  112. Royal Signet #E3266 (USA, ca. 1933) -- capitals-only portable
  113. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #5907 (Italy, 1933) -- black, Belgian keyboard
  114. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H31240 (USA, Sept. 1934) -- two-tone green
  115. Imperial Good Companion #AC273 (England, 1935) -- portable, Swedish keyboard
  116. Remington 3B #C104412 (USA, Nov. 1935) (read about this model here)
  117. Royal Junior #J52398 (USA, 1935) -- Greek keyboard
  118. Corona Silent #1S16478 (USA, 1935) -- portable, maroon
  119. Marx Dial, no serial number (USA, ca. 1935) -- circular index, toy
  120. Tachotype #40196 (Netherlands, ca. 1935) -- stenotype (read about this machine on Frank Notten's blog)
  121. Remington Rand Model 1 #P49630 (USA, Jan. 1936) (read about this model here)
  122. Remington 9 #F13383 (USA, February 1936) (read about this model here)
  123. Monarch #C60782 (USA, April 1936) -- name variant of the Remington Compact portable (read about this model here)
  124. Tip Tip #5606 (Czechoslovakia, 1936) -- grid index, type cylinder
  125. Remington Noiseless Model Seven #H49561 (USA, Jan. 1937) -- my first typewriter (read about this model here)
  126. Remington Victor S Portable #VV909435 (UK assembled from US parts, ca. 1937) -- British version of the streamlined #5 portable (read about this model here)
  127. Underwood Noiseless 77 #930677 (maroon) (USA, Sept. 1937) (read about this model here)
  128. Remington Noiseless 8 #E36907 (USA, Oct. 1937) (read about this model here)
  129. Rem Rand Pioneer #C109305 (USA, Oct. 1937) -- caps only
  130. Mercedes Superba #85747 (Germany, 1937) -- portable with noise-reducing typebar cover
  131. Patria #18062 (Switzerland, ca. 1937) -- portable
  132. Varityper #409600-9 (USA, ca. 1937) -- three-bank, type shuttle, electric

  133. 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)
  134. Rooy Intermédiaire 28 #301088 (France, 1938) -- ivory paint

  135. Corona Sterling #2A51871 (USA, 1938) -- streamlined, maroon
  136. Olivetti MP1 (ICO) #58541 (Italy, 1938) -- red
  137. Continental #R257169 (Germany, 1938) -- four-bank portable
  138. Hermes Baby #171163 (Switzerland, 1938) -- Czech keyboard
  139. L. C. Smith Super-Speed #1452332-11 (USA, 1938)
  140. Bar-Lock portable #2501 (UK, 1938)
  141. Harrods #54904 (Italy, 1938) -- name variant of the Olivetti MP1 portable, sold by Harrods in London
  142. Remington Noiseless Portable #N125431 (USA, March 1938) -- maroon, in deluxe case
  143. Rem Rand Pioneer #CA133500 (USA, August 1938) -- 3.5-row keyboard (read about this model here)
  144. Remington Envoy #SD272431 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- Portuguese keyboard (read about this model here)
  145. Rem-Rand Bantam #C153272 (USA, Nov. 1938) -- child's portable typewriter, caps only (read about this model here)
  146. Adler Favorit 2 #579597 (Germany, 1939) -- thrust action portable
  147. Remington Model 1 #PD173510 (USA, Sept. 1939) -- "noisy noiseless" portable (read about this model here)
  148. Klein-Urania #182519 (Germany, 1939) -- portable, maroon, Norwegian keyboard
  149. Hermes 2000 #43664 (Switzerland, 1939) -- four-bank portable
  150. U.S. Mirsa Ideal portable no. 5 #919426/5 (Germany, ca. 1939) -- Czech name variant of the Erika no. 5
  151. Everest 90 no. #39598 (Italy, 1940) -- red portable, italic typeface, nonstandard English keyboard
  152. Olympia-Plana #16700 (Germany, 1940) -- bakelite body, Hungarian keyboard
  153. Moskva #10490 (USSR, ca. 1940) -- portable, Cyrillic
  154. Hispano-Olivetti Studio 46 #330670 (Spain, ca. 1940) -- yellow mid-sized portable, Spanish keyboard
  155. Remington Streamliner #B110873 (USA, Sept. 1941) (read about this model here)
  156. Remer #000126 (Spain, 1945)
  157. Osma #12517 (Germany, ca. 1945) -- portable, prototype?
  158. Royal KMM #3333704 (USA, 1947) -- frontstroke
  159. Regia Mixta #L-11040 (Spain, ca. 1948) -- portable
  160. Voss #10271 (West Germany, 1949) -- red-and-black bakelite body, chrome paper table (read about the Voss on Will Davis' site)
  161. Keaton Music Typewriter #2294 (USA, ca. 1950) -- downstroke, circular-keyboard music typewriter
  162. Original Matous #CC 832 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1950) -- portable
  163. Olympia SM1 #74536 (West Germany, 1950) -- portable, black
  164. Olivetti Lettera 22 #077757 (Italy, ca. 1950)
  165. Oliver portable #5117593 (UK, 1951) -- licensed copy of the Patria, Greek keyboard
  166. Remington Quiet-Riter #QT2254731 (USA, Oct. 1951) -- repainted blue-green
  167. Voss #25942 (West Germany, 1951) -- red-and-black bakelite body with chrome accents
  168. Rheinmetall #300796 (East Germany, 1952) -- portable
  169. Torpedo 20 #613108 (West Germany, 1952) -- portable with segment shift (read about this machine on my blog)
  170. Triumph Norm 6 #656801 (West Germany, 1952) -- green portable
  171. Express #306049 (West Germany, June 1953) -- rare portable with plastic body and segment
  172. Rooy portable #27912 (France, 1953) -- ultraflat; American keyboard
  173. Groma T #344410 (East Germany, 1953) -- portable, green
  174. Halda no. 6 #6-288980 (Sweden, 1953)
  175. Groma Gromina #505711 (East Germany, 1953) -- ultraflat, maroon with red keys, earlier body style
  176. Groma Gromina #528909 (East Germany, ca. 1954) -- ultraflat, maroon with black keys, later body style
  177. Halberg Traveler #45753 (Netherlands, 1954) (read about the Halberg on Will Davis' site #707258 )
  178. Everest K2 #519941 (Italy, 1954) -- portable, black
  179. Rooy IN #413937 (France, ca. 1954) (read about this machine on my blog and a followup)
  180. Gossen Tippa Pilot #136331 (West Germany, ca. 1955)
  181. Continental #2000670 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- usually known as Erika 10; Arabic keyboard (read about this machine on my blog)
  182. Voss DeLuxe #114434 (West Germany, ca. 1955) -- stripped to bare metal
  183. American Deluxe #1145938 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- relabeled Optima Elite portable, green
  184. Swissa Junior #136353 (Switzerland, ca. 1955) -- portable
  185. Patria #S21663 (Spain, ca. 1955) -- black portable
  186. Adler Privat #3026068 (West Germany, 1955) -- portable
  187. Alma Jolson #A-04018 (Italy, ca. 1955) -- name variant of the Antares Parva, sold in US
  188. Groma Kolibri #559054 (East Germany, 1955) -- ultraslim portable, maroon
  189. Optima M10 #120348 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- office machine, black, German keyboard
  190. Optima #912691 (East Germany, ca. 1955) -- portable, repainted red
  191. Groma Kolibri #568176 (East Germany, 1955) -- black
  192. Lorenz Lo15 teletype #11044/DP (West Germany, ca. 1955) (read about this machine on my blog)
  193. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #A2571453 (USA, 1956) -- two-tone brown
  194. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AA2639689 (USA, 1956) -- green and gray
  195. Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab portable #AB2668636 (USA, 1956) -- black and white
  196. Voss DeLuxe #128698 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- green
  197. Halda portable #P.81422 (Sweden, 1956)
  198. Triumph Norm 6 (West Germany, 195x)
  199. Smith-Corona Silent-Super #5T 343881X (USA, 1956) -- portable, includes "Yes/No" key
  200. Smith-Corona 88 #88E4254613-13 (USA, ca. 1956) -- repainted pink and black
  201. Brosette #028160 (West Germany, ca. 1956) -- portable, silver
  202. 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.
  203. Groma Kolibri #599437 (East Germany, 1957) -- silver
  204. MBM Mercury #ZP-80235 (Czechoslovakia, 1957) -- name variant of the Consul (read about the Consul on Will Davis' site)
  205. Royal Administrator #49259 (West Germany, ca. 1957) -- wide-carriage version of the Royal Diana (read about this machine on my blog)
  206. Voss DeLuxe #135246 (West Germany, 1957) -- big portable, maroon
  207. Groma Combina (East Germany, 195x) -- read about this typewriter on Will Davis' site
  208. Alpina #74921 (West Germany, 1957) -- portable, green
  209. Empire Aristocrat #S2/194E086 (UK, 1957) -- portable, clone of the Hermes Baby
  210. Byron Mark I #9747 (UK, 1957) -- (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  211. Olivetti Graphika #1801920 (Italy, 1957) -- proportional spacing (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  212. Remington Travel-Riter #TR540763 (Holland, Oct. 1957) -- portable, repainted gold
  213. Remington Quiet-Riter #QR3515274 (USA, Feb. 1958) -- portable, repainted gold
  214. Erika 10 #1909032 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- portable
  215. Aztec 700 #1976404 (East Germany, ca. 1958) -- export name variant of the Erika 10
  216. Sténotype Grandjean Sil. 5 #M40715 (France, 1958) -- stenotype
  217. Junior Mod. 58 #C2268 (Spain, ca. 1958) -- compact portable, red
  218. Voss DeLuxe #151039 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- black body with black keyboard
  219. Taylorix Contofix Junior #155876 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- bookkeeping typewriter made by Voss (read about this typewriter on my blog)
  220. Eichner #973881 (West Germany, 1958) -- name variant of the Torpedo 18 with long carriage and decimal tabulator
  221. Voss DeLuxe #156738 (West Germany, ca. 1958) -- maroon and ivory
  222. Royal FP #FPE-13-6593211 (USA, 1958) -- photo awaiting refurbishing
  223. Imperial Good Companion no. 5 #5M 241 (UK, 1958) -- portable, basket shift, green
  224. Imperial Good Companion no. 4 #4X 571 (UK, 1959) -- portable, carriage shift, blue
  225. Optima P1 #257939 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable based on the Olympia-Plana; Russian keyboard
  226. Olympia SM3 DeLuxe #1114492 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted blue
  227. Tower Chieftain #3YT175886 (USA, 1959) -- small portable, name variant of Smith-Corona Skyriter, repainted and stripped
  228. Remington Super-Riter #J2882193 (USA, 1959)
  229. Torpedo 18 #1073358 (West Germany, 1959) -- portable, repainted purple (read about this machine on my blog)
  230. Groma Kolibri #637179 (East Germany, 1959) -- portable, brown/tan, Greek keyboard
  231. Torpedo 18 #1205535 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, black
  232. Olympia SM4 #1505693 (West Germany, 1960) -- portable, white, script typeface
  233. Annabella #D-042596-5039 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- German keyboard, made by Antares (read about Antares on Will Davis' site)
  234. Triumph DeJur Perfekt #1231288 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, cream/maroon
  235. ABC #3-64682 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, orange
  236. Princess 100 #109241 (West Germany, ca. 1960) -- portable, gray
  237. Olympia SF #95-266541 (West Germany, 1960) -- small portable, black
  238. R. C. Allen VisOmatic #8-2163312 13 (USA, 1960) -- frontstroke, script typeface
  239. Elgin Collegiate #605372 (Japan, ca. 1960)
  240. Hilton #D-080318-6090 (Italy, ca. 1960) -- name variant of the Antares
  241. Moskva #386451 (USSR, ca. 1960) -- portable, gray (read about this machine on my blog)
  242. Consul Silent #ZP-185854 (Czechoslovakia, ca. 1961)
  243. Olympia SG1 #7-635495 (West Germany, 1961) -- office typewriter, repainted bluegreen
  244. Olympia SM4 #1666464 (West Germany, 1961) -- gold-plated trim
  245. Hermes 3000 #3058336 (Switzerland, 1961) -- earlier body style; stripped to bare metal
  246. Groma Humber #668875 (East Germany, ca. 1961) -- rare export name variant of the Kolibri, ivory/green
  247. Groma Kolibri #689903 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/blue
  248. Talbos #C6399 (Spain, ca. 1962) -- portable, green
  249. Andina Grafos #D3438 (Spain, ca. 1963) -- portable, successor to the Talbos
  250. Groma Kolibri Luxus #A18172 (East Germany, ca. 1962) -- ivory/tan
  251. Aztec 600 #620677 (East Germany, 1962) -- export name variant of the Rheinmetall KsT portable, two-tone brown
  252. Facit TP1 #283467 (Sweden, 1962) -- portable
  253. Voss Privat #223959 (West Germany, 1963) -- sold at the factory to an American, QWERTY keyboard with script type
  254. AMC #437765 (France, 1963) -- export name variant of the Japy Script, a clone of the Patria
  255. Olympia SM5 #2364386 (West Germany, 1964) -- Arabic
  256. IBM Model C Executive #2189953 (USA, 1964) -- proportional spacing, electric (read about this machine on my blog)
  257. Smith-Corona Sterling #5AX 206814 (USA, ca. 1965) -- stripped to bare metal
  258. Olympia SM9 #2581142 (West Germany, 1965) -- modified, fitted into repainted SM3 body
  259. Scheidegger Princess Matic #338556 (West Germany, ca. 1965) -- name variant of the Princess 300
  260. Alpina Baby #373227 (Japan, 1960s) -- made by Nippo; also seen as Condor and Rexina
  261. Florida #H49535 (Spain, ca. 1965) -- portable
  262. Jaykay #64857 (India, ca. 1965) -- portable, made in Calcutta, identical to the late Brosette
  263. Olympia SM8 #2723758 (West Germany, 1966) -- repainted black and silver
  264. Gritzner #031342 (West Germany, 1967) -- downstroke, non-QWERTY lettering machine, with kit and Dutch instructions
  265. Cavalier Speedwriter #7 221 033989 (Czechoslovakia/Canada, 1967) -- name variant of the Consul 221, assembled and sold in Canada
  266. Hermes 3000 #3448751 (Switzerland, 1968) -- later body style
  267. Princess 500 #687947 (West Germany, ca. 1974)
  268. Andina Especial 90 #75004 (Spain, ca. 1975) -- portable
  269. Olympia Traveller Deluxe #15-7119191 (Yugoslavia, ca. 1980) -- Thai keyboard
  270. Sharp Memowriter EL-7001 #11009605 (Japan, ca. 1981) -- electronic calculator / mini-typewriter (read about this device on my blog)
  271. Sperry-Rand Remington 10 (Brazil, 1980s) -- Spanish keyboard
  272. Ortekh #446574 (Russia, 1993) -- portable (read about this machine on my blog)
  273. 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. Lambert No. 3 #7901 (USA, ca. 1902) -- circular keyboard, single type element (read about Lamberts here)
  21. Salter Improved No. 6 #8529 (UK, ca. 1905) -- three-bank, downstroke
  22. Fox No. 23 #05275/31275 (USA, ca. 1906)
  23. International No. 5, no serial number (USA, ca. 1907) -- linear index
  24. Remington no. 7 #223995 (USA, 1907) -- understroke

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

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