Failed typewriter companies and their machines draw considerable interest among collectors today. Often, only a few specimens of a given model are even known to exist. Thus, these machines are highly sought after.
Interest in unsuccessful typewriters began in the early days of the typewriter, as is evidenced by this article in the Illustrated Phonographic World, Jan. 1895 —
The Westphalia – Antikeychop
The Automatic – Antique Typewriter Collecting
The Rapid – Antikeychop (“Well, I love failed typewriters.”)
The Gardner – Richard Polt’s page
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It is not hard to see why they were unsuccessful. Then I think, that is all they had too.