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The Stallman Folding Typewriter

This photo was featured in ETCetera (here). The letterhead featured in the image reads: Hotel Normandie.

Western Machinery World, November 1923 —

From the same publication, October 1923 —

What became of the Stallman is a mystery, and it is unknown if any were sold commercially. Plans to manufacture 100,000 machines were extraordinarily optimistic.

Richard Polt writes about the Stallman in two issues of ETCetera:

  • No. 62, June 2003, introducing the Stallman as a newly discovered machine – click here
  • No. 70, June 2005, discussing patent information – click here

The Stallman remains an “unfound” machine.

© 2019, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Richard P May 24, 2019, 2:37 pm

    Be still, my heart.

  • Richard P September 3, 2023, 10:16 pm

    I just ran across this post. Delightful to know that the photo was used in print! The claims are, of course, sheer nonsense.

  • Richard P September 3, 2023, 10:17 pm

    Ha ha … then I saw my own earlier comment from 2019.

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