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Introduction

Here are some typewriters I own or formerly owned. I began “collecting” some years ago, looking for a machine I could use. The first few I purchased, generally at flea markets, were duds. I kept those in my basement, though one was displayed in my classroom for several years (my students mostly “mashed” upon the keys). Later, I began taking an interest in the history of typewriters, and then I became a collector.

I sometimes sell, or swap, a typewriter. In such cases, that machine remains in the digital collection, if only for the sake of keeping a record of the ones that passed through my hands. To contact me, e-mail at netadams @ gmail.

As for the listings below, each machine is categorized loosely by its manufacturer, including rebranded typewriters, e.g. the Bradford portable falls under the Brother heading. I do not, however, make distinctions between a machine manufactured by the Remington Typewriter Company or Remington Rand, etc.

Alpina/AMC

circa 1961 AMC Portable Typewriter – S#284280

Bing Werke

Bing No. 2, no serial number

Brother, et al.

Brother typewriters were sold under a variety of labels.
Brother Echelon 91 – J0807642 (TWDB listing)
1976 Brother Charger 11 – C6960387 (TWDB listing; YouTube video)
1961 Brother Valiant – P111299
1961 Bradford – P149534
K-Mart 100
K-Mart 200 (TWDB listing)
1971 Majestic 812 – D1347889 (TWDB listing)
1971 Majestic 800 – L1919938 (TWDB listing)
1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 – F3251811
1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T – E6253171 (see Flickr gallery)
1970 Wards Signature 300T – E0636754 (see TWDB listing)
circa 1968 Remington Sperry Rand 333 (manf. by Brother)
circa 1968 Remington Sperry Rand 666 (manf. by Brother)
1985 Brother Typemaster
Webster XL-500 (see posting on the Remington 333)
1965 Webster – #A5623351
1980 Brother Pro-Line 714

Corona

1912 Corona No. 3, ser. no. 20226 (lowest of extant machines)
1921 Corona No. 3, with Spanish keyboard, no 416153 — TWDB listing

Dayton

1924 Portable Typewriter (“neutral gray) – AX 288

Emerson

Emerson No. 3 – ser. no. 6999

Facit

Facit T1
Facit TP1
Facit TP2

Fay-Sho

circa 1900 Fay Sho Model No. 6 or 7 (eagle emblem)

Fox

circa 1910 Fox No. 23

Groma

Groma Kolobri

GSN

GSN Junior Modell 3

Gundka

ca. 1924 MW (Gundka) Typewriter – 14712 (TWDB listing)

Hermes

1954 Hermes Rocket – 5415578
1956 Hermes Rocket – 5549277 (TWDB listing)

Merritt

1890s Merritt Type Writer – 10580 (see TWDB listing)

Messa

Ca. 1970 Sears Malibu – 4109942
Ca. 1970 Sears Newport – M5195784 (see TWDB listing)
Mid-1970s Brother/Messa XL1010 – 6409193

Molle

1918 Molle No. 3 ser. no. 1373

Monarch

Monarch Visible No. 1
Monarch Visible No. 3

Montana

circa 1950 Montana Luxe – 22408
mid-1960s Packard Portable Typewriter – 137643

Nakajima ALL

Nakajima ALL – Ser. No. 80428788

Petite

1950s Kamkap toy typewriter

Olympia

Olympia SG3
1979 Olympia SM9 – 5976626 (TWDB listing here)

Reliance

circa 1916 Reliance Visible – Ser. No. 51982 (printed on interchangeable type basket)

Remington

1889 Remington Standard No. 2
1915 Remington Junior – JL50391
1920 Remington Portable [#1] (one-shift) – NA00259 (mfd. in January)
1921 Remington Portable [#1] (one-shift) – NK11382 (mfd. in April)
1921 Remington Portable [#1] (one-shift) – NX11828 (mfd. in May)
1921 Remington Portable [#1] (one-shift) – NC1560 (mfd. in October)
1922 Remington Portable [#1] (?) – NM24542 (mfd. in February)
1922 Remington Portable [#1] (one-shift) NM21748 – (TWDB listing)
1922 Remington Portable [#1] (double shift) – NZ23284 (mfd. in November) – TWDB listing
1925 Remington Portable No. 2 – NM52438 (see listing at TWDB)
1930 Remington Portable [#3]
1931 Monarch Noiseless 61 (a Remington Noiselss 6)
1931 Remington Portable [#3] – V 378387 (see TWDB listing)
1931 Porto-Rite SR5160 (see TWDB listing)
1932 Remington Pioneer (Remie Scout Model.) – S33764
1932 Remie Scout Model (caps-only) – S25684
1933 Remie Scout Model (double-case) – S64743
1934 Remie Scout Model. (variant) – S33027 (TWDB listing)
1934 (Oct.) Remington Junior, ser. no. S186796 (TWDB)
1935 Remington Noiseless Portable
1935 Remington 3B – C102312 (see TWDB listing)
1936 Monarch – C60093 (name variant of the Remington Compact Portable)
1936 Remington Portable Model 5 – V726277 (TWDB)
1937 Remington Monarch Pioneer – C108697 (TWDB)
1938 Remington Monarch Pioneer – C122582 (TWDB)
ca. 1938 Remington Cadet – CB162598 (TWDB listing)
1939 Remington Cadet – CB176419 (TWDB)
circa 1940 Remington Junior S231999 (TWDB)
circa 1940 Remington Deluxe Remette – C1135286 (TWDB)
1941 Envoy – S117811 (see TWDB listing)
1960s Remington Personal-Riter – HY 66 1030 (TWDB)
1963 Remington Fleetwing (made in the United Kingdom) – ERF123111 (TWDB)
1963 Remington Monarch – TRM 167506 (TWDB)
1968 Remington Ten Forty (TWDB)
circa 1968 Remington Sperry Rand 333 (manf. by Brother)
circa 1968 Remington Sperry Rand 666 (manf. by Brother)
1968 Remington 700 Electric – D8254803 (YouTube video)

Royal

1908 Royal Standard No. 1
1913 Royal Standard No. 5 – Y140364 (see listing at TWDB)
1941 Royal KMM
1942 Royal Arrow — U.S.A. – M.D.
1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe – A-1344297 (TWDB listing)
1948 Royal Quiet De Luxe – A-1718862 (TWDB listing)
1951 Royal KMG – (see TWDB listing)
1957 Royal Aristocrat
1959 Royal Dart — sold by Montgomery Ward
1960s Royal Futura 400 – 2C4201172 (see TWDB listing)
1960s Royal Futura 400 (departed)
1961 Royal All-American – M5195784 (see TWDB listing)
1969 Royal Apollo 10 (electric) – 2193393 (see Flickr page)
1970s Royal Sprite – NM 8612462
1970s Royal Fleetwood – MR 1140234 (with radio)
1970s Royal Swinger – NR 8463296 (with radio)
1970s Royal Astronaut – NM 1110214

Simplex

circa 1902 Simplex Typewriter No. 2
ABC Simplex Typewriter
Simplex Model A Typewriter

Torpedo

Torpedo (wide carriage) – 677999 (see TWDB listing)

Triumph

1962 Triumph Perfekt – 3040806

Underwood

1939 Underwood Master – M4910032-11 (see TWDB listing)
1950s Underwood Electric – E126202398 (see TWDB listing)

Zeta/Consul

Diplomat Super (Consul 224) – 224023712 (see also listing at TWDB)
Forto (Consul 1511) – 169292

GSN

GSN Junior Modell 3

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