Presented here is a digital copy of The Business Machines and Equipment Digest, published in 1927.1 It is a thick volume, containing perhaps a thousand or more pages, offering detailed information about typewriters and other office products. I’ve included jpegs of the pages relevant to typewriters, as well as PDFs which readers can download freely. I don’t possess scanning equipment equivalent to Google’s — they invented scanners that flatten curved images, so as not to damage books — but I’ve produced very decent copies.
To download the PDFs, right-click and select save…
Note: These are large files.
Typewriters (Portable, Standard, and Auxiliary Attachments)
Typewriter Serial Numbers
Auxiliary Addressing Equipment — typewriter attachments
Individual JPEGs are below —
Typewriters, pp. 1-8
Typewriter serial numbers, pp. 16-24
I believe the same information can be found at TypewriterDatabase.com.
Auxiliary Addressing Equipment, pp. 69-72
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Wow, this looks VERY valuable. Thanks!
This does appear to be a new source. It’s certainly not one I’ve seen before, and even if the info is replicated elsewhere, it’s still handy as a corroboration source. (:
Could you add the Green Pages with the dealers?
Despite being a profoundly thick volume, I do not believe my copy is complete. No green pages. After a few introductory pages, mine begins at section 2.
Though not available for viewing on Google, it is listed http://books.google.com/books?id=h0IHHAAACAAJ
The publication date is 1927, so I will be modifying the title of this post.
I’ve added a link to this post as “Source #31” for the Typewriter Database. It looks to me to be valuable specifically because it details design changes between years for various early models – something other sources lack (probably possible here because there just wasn’t that many typewriters to list in ’27, so they had the column inches available for details, I guess) 😀
Very Nice. Thanks for taking the time to scan & post this. This is a great reference tool. I’ve bookmarked it for future visits.