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Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Pen / Pencil / Copy MachineThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Pen / Pencil / Copy Machine  The Edison Battery Powered Electric Pen is said to have been the first commercially produced and marketed electrically or motor driven appliance produced and sold.  It is a rare and desirable piece of American history.  The idea came from Edison's work with telegraphy, and he was granted a patent for this idea on August 8th 1876.  The patent # is 180857 and it can be viewed at either Google Patents, or the Patent Office. 

Although ads claimed that in excess of 60,000 were produced extensive research has determined that number to be closer to 10,000.  Today there are just a handful known in the hands of private collectors, museums or other institutions.  There is a site on the internet called http://www.electricpen.org/ that has a registry for these, and they have documented just 39 of them.  It is a very informative site with a very detailed chronology / history of the development in addition to the registry they have. 

The idea was that when hooked up to the electrical source, a battery in this case, the motor would drive the needle up and down punching holes in the paper below and producing the original from which a true copy could be produced using the original like a stencil.  The literature claimed 50 punctures per second, or 3,000 per minute.  The electric pen was sold as part of a complete duplicating outfit.  This included the pen, a cast-iron holder, the wet-cell battery and its stand, and a  flatbed duplicating press.  After creating an original document with the electric pen the user would then use that as a stencil applying ink, rolling it, creating copies in the press.  The idea was an instant success, but short lived as new and different technologies made it obsolete just a few years later.

This example is unmarked with either a serial # or patent info that some had.  As can be seen in the Electric pen site's directory linked above, this is typical.  I believe that makes it an earlier example but am not sure about that.  The overall condition is good.  I put a continuity tester on it, but did not try to power it up.  The needle portion is intact.  The windings are exposed and look to have lost their cloth covers I have seen on some others.  I have seen other examples both with and without covered coils  The wheel still has a lot of its original nickel plating and there is a lot of the original red highlighting remaining on the body or frame that is japanned.

Another rare Edison piece for the discerning collector looking for the rarest and best pieces to add to their collection. 

Good + . . . . . SOLD!



Hall Patent Index TypewriterHall Patent Index Typewriter  This early and interesting index style antique typewriter is in very nice condition.  The patent for it was first granted in the 1881 and the tag indicates another in 1886.   It was for the National Typewriter Co of Boston MA.  Check out the instruction page glued to the inside of the cover case.  The serial # is 13,907.  It is missing a couple of small lock screws for the bell, and margin guide.  Beyond that it looks to be complete, and is in excellent overall condition. 

Good + . . . . . $750.00      SOLD!!





The World TypewriterThe World Typewriter This interesting and unusual typewriter was first patented in 1886 by a fellow named John Becker of Boston MA.  Over the years a few different companies produced it in with slight variations.  The first model having just upper case ability, while later models could do both.  The condition of this example is second to none and its nicely patinaed mahogany wooden box has most of the original finish   and in super condition  including the red velvet like interior.  It even still has the small retainer clip to lock the bar and carriage in place for storage and transportation.     The nickel plating is excellent as well with just a couple of ever so small spots missing.    These index style typewriters are not rare, except when found in condition like this one is.  Recommended!!

Good . . . . . .$695.00        SOLD


Smith Premier #1 TypewriterRemington #2 Typewriter w/ Tin Cover    The Remington # 2 was introduced in 1877 after its forerunner the Sholes & Glidden typewriter was discontinued.  Everything seems to be here.  The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, etc. but it is very sticky and need to be gone over. The key bars are wrapped in brown paper for some reason and it was so well done that it seems it would have had to be done when the typewriter was apart.  There is just no room to do it in place.  A mystery.  There are many sites where you can read about the history of this machine and other typewriters.  Far fewer where you can buy one. 

Good + . . . . . .$395.00       SOLD!!



The Merritt Typewriter
The Merritt Typewriter
  This interesting and unusual index type antique typewriter dates from the late 1800"s and was patented by M. G. Merritt of Mass. The overall condition appears to be excellent with the exception of the missing type bar, a common malady for this style machine.  The nickel plating is very good with just a hint of corrosion on the paper holder at the top that would clean nicely.  The platen or roller is round and nice.  The removable ink roller is present as is the bell.  The finish on the keyboard is excellent with just a few minor chips.  All of the letters and numbers are great.  The layout of the keyboard is interesting and I am sure laid out with an intent but it is beyond me.

Good . . . . . .$595.00        SOLD


Merritt Patent TypewriterMerritt Patent Typewriter  This interesting and unusual index style antique typewriter dates from the late 1800"s and was patented by M. G. Merritt of Mass.  The patent stamp indicates it was patented in several other countries as well.  The overall condition appears to be pretty good noting that the rubber platen roller is slightly deformed and has some cracks.  It does still turn.   The type bar w/ letters is still present, but the guide w/ letters that would be affixed to the front seems to be missing. There could be more missing as well, I am not sure.    The nickel plating is pretty good with just minor corrosion that would clean nicely. The bell is present.  The finish on the mounting board is good.  The serial # is 15401

Good  . . . . .$195.00       SOLD!!



The Densmore Upstroke TypewriterThe Densmore Upstroke Typewriter  This interesting design upstroke typewriter, where the keys, hidden from view, come up and hit the platen from below, was first introduced in the 1890's and was gone from the scene after 1907.  There were 5 different models introduced and as this one is not marked with a number, as most that I have seen, I assume it is a first model.  These upstroke machines were much more popular than it would seem they should be and were produced by a number of different manufactures around the same time period.  Being as I am one of those types who needs to see the work as it progresses, they would have had a tough time selling me one of these.  Note the the space bar is wood, and that the overall condition is pretty good with most of the original paint remaining, as well as the decals. The carriage seems a bit loose, but moves back and forth as it should, and all seems OK in this area.  A great reminder of how it use to be and a very graphic example of this style of machine.

Good . . . . . .$295.00        SOLD



The Densmore Upstroke TypewriterThe Densmore Upstroke Typewriter  This interesting design upstroke typewriter is in cosmetically nice condition, and  its metal top / storage box protected that aspect, but it is bound up and the keys do not seem to want to operate.  Call the repair guy, oh, that was back then, go buy a new one. 

Good . . . . . .$295.00       SOLD





Williams #4 TypewriterWilliams #4 Typewriter This typewriter was first introduced in 1891, and was invented by John Newton Williams of New York.  The first patent was drawn in 1875, but it was not marketed until 1891, first by the Domestic Sewing machine Co, and in later years by the Williams Typewriter Co of Derby Conn..  It has an unusual design where the platen is located in the middle and the key arms do a "grasshopper like" leap up and then out before coming down to strike the paper.  Very graphic.  This is the model #4 and was introduced in about 1900.  Although an interesting machine, its design was doomed by the introduction of more modern operating machines, and they faded from the scene after 1909.  This example is in very nice condition and still retains most of  the original finish. It seems to be operational in all respects, but I think I would keep the computer plugged in.  The case is missing 1 latch.

Good . . . . . .$795.00       SOLD



The Remington #6 Upstroke Typewriter  This interesting design upstroke typewriter was introduced by Remington in 1894 and was only produced for 2 years before it was replaced by the far more common #7 model.  It was not until 1908 that they changed from this basic upstroke design and moved on to the thrust or front stroke models where the work was visible as it progressed.  Remington started out as a manufacturer of sewing machines, and produced their first typewriter in 1873, the Sholes & Glidden, one of the rarest and most sought after of all typewriters.  Overall this machine is in pretty good condition and basically just needs a good cleaning.

Good . . . . . .$395.00        SOLD



The Odell #4 TypewriterThe Odell #4 Typewriter From an era when the idea of increased productivity was being thought about, and considered, but the technology was just not up to the task.  These index style typewriters are a wonder and testament to what life was all about back then, just a mere 100 years ago.  Can you imagine trying to do 40 words a minute on one of these.  This example is in nice overall condition.   The nickel is approx 85%, and the type bar is present.   These machines were first introduced in the 1880s and were only a distant memory soon after the turn of the century.

Good . . . . . .$575.00        SOLD



The Hammond #12 TypewriterThe Hammond #12 Typewriter This antique typewriter dates from back near the turn of the century and is in super overall condition.  I got it with the piece of practice paper in it, and it still appears to be working nicely.  There is a minor amount of veneer missing on the outer covering lid, and a couple of cigarette burns in it, but this is mostly character.,  The interior wooden base is very nice.  The keys are all here and it still types and the carriage moves as it should.  It is typing is a very pretty italicized font.  The one apology that I can see is that one of the ribbon spools has a chunk missing from it, and other than that you will love the condition and look of this early reminder of what typing use to be like.

Good . . . . . .$295.00       SOLD



The Hammond Multiplex Typewriter  This interesting design typewriter was introduced by Hammond in 1915 to replace their earlier models which had been evolving for over 30 years after they were first introduced in 1881.  The collector who had this machine had a bad habit of throwing out the lids, and so although this machine is in very nice condition and still retains most of its paint and decals, the lid is missing.

Good . . . . . .$125.00       SOLD



Patented Automatic Typewriter Smith Premier #2 Typewriter  The type 1 Smith Premier is a pretty hard to find Typewriter.  The #2 a bit easier, and most models after that are considered common.   

Good . . . . . .$225.00       SOLD




Patented Automatic TypewriterThe Automatic Typewriter   This is a rare and desirable Typewriter.  It is considered  the first portable with a standard keyboard.  I got it at an auction one night where the auction company chose to name and picture the Blick typewriter they had and forgot to mention this one.  One fellow made me pay more than it would have gone otherwise.  Bought one day at auction, and sold it the next for more than any other typewriter I had ever had before.   A testament to one of the pitfalls of the wrong auction for your stuff 

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD



The Franklin #7 TypewriterThe Franklin #7 Typewriter This interesting design typewriter was designed by a fellow named Wellington Parker Kidder and was introduced in about 1899.  The line went through a few changes over the next few years and the final straight keyboard model was phased out in 1906 after the company was sold to the victor typewriter co. Overall this machine is in pretty good condition and basically just needs a good cleaning.  The cover has been in place for most of the last 80 years or so and the machine and the finish stood up very well.

Good . . . . . .$695.00        SOLD



Franklin TypewriterThe Franklin #7 Typewriter This is the nicer of the two shown.  I sold one from my page for 700, and the second, nicer one on eBay for less money.  Go figure.

Good . . . . . .$495.00       SOLD




The Corona Folding Potable Typewriter  This interesting design typewriter is not rare, but it is the perfect size and design for the display.  This example is in very nice condition, and it must have been just recently that the case was discarded as the paint and overall condition are very nice.  These machines were first introduced in the teens, and were in production till the beginning of the Second World War.

Good . . . . . .$125.00        SOLD



Antique Lambert TypewriterLambert Typewriter  This unusual index type typewriter is in very nice original condition

Good . . . . . .$995.00        SOLD






The Blick TypewriterThe Blick Typewriter  This antique typewriter dates from back near the turn of the century and what is here is in super looking overall condition.  It seems the previous owner saw a story once about the electric Blick typewriter bringing a few thousand dollars, and he figured he had a real winner with this earlier manual version.  He then wrote to everyone he could think of trying to confirm his belief, and began clipping all references to valuable machines he found.  It is funny, because I got this after he died, and in all of the paper work that came with it he only kept stories about, or references to very rare and desirable machines, and those with very high values given.  He must have thrown out the ones that attempted to tell him the truth about this ones true rarity factor or monetary value.  I hope he died happy, as I spent an hour convincing the heirs that this was not the ONE.  It appears that there may be a tag missing on the front that would have told you if this was the model #5, 7, 9 or whatever.  Everything else appears to be here and it seems to operate.  The box shows considerable amounts of wear with some veneer losses at the edges.  This one belongs in a Restaurant or will be a California Decorators dream for her lawyer client.

Good . . . . . .$95.00        SOLD



Corona Folding Portable TypewriterThe Corona Folding Portable Typewriter   This interesting design typewriter is not rare, but it is the perfect size and design for display.  This Corona folding typewriter is in very nice condition, as is the paint and decals.  The box shows normal wear & tear.   These machines were first introduced in the teens, and were in production till the beginning of the Second World War.   These are a  desirable and getting harder to find type of typewriter.   

Good + . . . . .$195.00        SOLD!





Standard Folding Aluminum Portable TypewriterThe Standard Folding Aluminum Portable Typewriter   This typewriter predates the above Corona and the manufacturer was bought out by Corona and this model typewriter was not made for many years.  It is far lighter than the above Corona.  You can see the manufacturers info and patent info stamped into the frame in one of the pics .  The condition seems to be great noting some minor case conditions at the corners.

Good +. . . . . .$495.00       SOLD!






Bennett Portable TypewriterBennett Portable Typewriter   This small portable typewriter dates from the teens or so.  They were a small portable machine that had a good design and were fairly popular.  .  The condition seems to be great noting that the screws to lock the carriage in place are missing.  It advances, and the keys seem to be operable, but you can just lift the carriage out at will.

Good . . . . . .$225.00       SOLD!



Blick / Blickensderfer #6 Aluminum Featherweight Typewriter Blick / Blickensderfer Aluminum Featherweight Typewriter   This Blick Aluminum Featherweight Typewriter was offered after the popular model #5 and is basically the same machine with the same novel features except that it is aluminum and even lighter in weight.  From what I have read and seen they also offered an Aluminum version designated the #6 that is also Aluminum and essentially the same machine.   The oak box has been refinished and is nice. The serial # is 176295.  It is also stamped #501 Special on the underside. There are 6 different type wheels for all sorts of applications.  I could hardly see the differences in them before going cross-eyed.   The condition of this example is very nice, and with a lite cleaning will look even better.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . .$495.00       SOLD!!



Oliver #9 TypewriterOliver #9 Typewriter   The Oliver typewriter has a great look with its unusual carriage and key design.  They have great display potential for that old time look.   They were a very popular machine in their day and as this one shows there were at least 9 different models produced.  The condition of this example is very nice, and with a lite cleaning will look even better.  It seems to work, but is a bit gummy from old age and sitting around.  Nice!!

Good . . . . . .  SOLD!!



Blickensderfer #7 TypewriterBlickensderfer #7 Typewriter   The Blickensderfer #7 typewriter has a great look with its unusual design and key design.  The oak box is nice.    They were a very popular machine in their day.  There were numerous patents taken out for them over the years as can be seen in one of the pics.    The condition of this example is very nice, and with a lite cleaning will look even better.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!!




Corona Folding Portable TypewriterCorona #3 Folding Portable Typewriter   This nice little typewriter saw very little use and is in excellent cosmetic condition.  There are just a couple of minor scuffs / scratches to the paint.  The nickel is near 100% and the decals are near perfect. Everything seems to be in order. The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, the keys work etc. The box is OK.  Nice!!

Good +  . . . . . .$150.00         SOLD!





Mignon TypewriterMignon Model 2 Typewriter  This unusual design typewriter is in nice looking cosmetic condition. It utilizes a pointer system to pick the letters after which the user would press the lever in front to type the chosen letter.  The metal ribbon to hold the pointer has been shortened a bit so it may not be fully operational.  The paper Mache cover with the name and model # has a few cracks, but is solid and OK.  The metal box with Mignon name on it is present and OK.  There are two extra font wheels (not shown), and a second key pad (shown in one pic).  These earlier models are much harder to find than the later ones that ere produced.  It looks great and will make for a great display piece or addition to the collection of antique office equipment. Nice!!

Good +  . . . . . .$250.00          SOLD!



Stoewer-Elite TypewriterStoewer-Elite Typewriter   Here is a small well made, high quality 1920's era German typewriter you do not see very often here in the US.  The overall cosmetic condition is very nice!! According to Alder, in his book on typewriters, the design for this machine changed during its period of manufacture, going from a 3 row keyboard like this to a 4 row.  There were also portables made.  It is not a common machine, and the condition of this one is very nice.  It seems to be functional, and just needs a lite cleaning after having sat on the collectors shelf for the last 20 some years.

Fine  . . . . . .$375.00          SOLD!



Adler TypewriterAdler Typewriter   This 1920's era German typewriter was painstakingly restored and sold by the CA outfit This Olde Office back in the 1990's.  It has a great look and although the lettering and writing on the top cover are not original it looks great. The overall cosmetic condition is very nice!! In his book on typewriters, Adler has a very complete and interesting write-up on this thrust style machine. It explains that machines like this, marked model 7 are in fact first model typewriters.  This style typewriter can be found with several different names as well.  It is not a common machine here in the US, and the cosmetic condition is very nice.  It will make for a great display piece in the decorator scheme aimed at vintage machines from a by-gone era.  Nice.

Good +  . . . . . .$495.00          SOLD!



Multiplex Folding TypewriterHammond Multiplex Folding Typewriter   The Multiplex folding typewriter has a great look and was this companies competition for the more commonly seen folding Corona typewriters.   It is very compact for easy carrying.  There are two extra fonts, and a couple other extra pieces i do not recognize.  The original instructions cover both this and the regular size Multiplex typewriter.

Everything seems to be in order. The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, the keys work etc. The box is pretty nice as well.    Nice!!

Fine . . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!!





Corona Folding TypewriterCorona Folding Typewriter   This nice little typewriter saw very little use and is in excellent condition.  There are just a couple of minor scuffs / scratches to the paint.  The nickel is near 100% and the decals are near perfect.  It includes the instructions, original oiler and brush inside the case as well.  The ribbon is fine and the keys clean.  Everything seems to be in order. The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, the keys work etc. The box is very nice as well and the key for it is here. The back of the instructions warn not to leave it out as somebody will lift it. Here is your chance.   Very Nice!!

Fine . . . . . .$325.00       SOLD!!



Smith Premier #1 TypewriterSmith Premier #1 Typewriter   This is a first model Smith Premier #1 Typewriter with its original cover.  They were introduced in 1889 and the #2 model came to market in about 1894.   The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, the keys on the double keyboard work etc. The nickel on the decorative designs is pretty good but dull. The leather covered box is pretty nice noting that it is wearing away as we look at it. Everything seems to be here, but it need to be gone over.  Dirty but nice!!

Good  . . . . . .$575.00      SOLD!!




Oliver # 9 TypewriterOliver # 9 Typewriter   The Oliver Typewriter is a very graphic and interesting looking typewriter with its raised strike key design that stood above the frame.  The overall cosmetic condition of this typewriter is very nice.  It seems fully functional but has not been tested or used.  This example like most of the other machines listed on this page came from one collection begun in the 90's and were for the most part bought from the company called This Olde Office.   It will make for a great display piece in the decorator scheme aimed at vintage machines from a by-gone era.  Nice.

Good +  . . . . . .  $395.00       SOLD!



Smith Premier #1 TypewriterSmith Premier #1 Typewriter    The Smith Premier typewriter is a graphic and early typewriter that was first introduced in 1889.   The #2 model came to market in about 1894.   The carriage moves freely, the bell rings, the keys on the double keyboard work etc. The nickel on the decorative designs is pretty good and has been buffed out.   This first model Smith Premier #1 Typewriter has been restored / repainted and was sold by the outfit named This Olde Office located here in CA back in the 90's.  He did nice work, and it looks great. Nice!!

Good +  . . . . . .$495.00         SOLD!




Smith Premier #2 TypewriterSmith Premier #2 Typewriter    The Smith Premier typewriter is a graphic and early typewriter that was first introduced in 1889.   The #2 model came to market in about 1894.    Nice!!

Good +  . . . . . .$395.00         SOLD!


 

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