UPDATE: See here for final auction price.
Bidding for this Burnett typewriter is hot, and for good reason. Thomas Russo values the Burnett at over $10,000 in Mechanical Typewriters: Their History, Value, and Legacy. At this writing, bidding has reached $6,001 at ShopGoodwill.com, a site not typically known for offering the very rarest of machines. What the next few hours bring will be of interest to collectors around the globe.
About the Burnett (links):
- Burnett @ the Virtual Typewriter Museum
- oz.Typewriter: Imperial, Triumph, Burnett: Oblique Frontstroke American Rarities from a German ‘Enemy Agitator’ and a Royal Brother
Editorial note: Some collectors eschew publicizing active auctions, but I lean toward the free-dissemination-of-ideas side of the equation. My apologies otherwise.
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