oliver - Typewriter - 1

oliver - Typewriter - 1
U.S. - 1900-1909 - Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing

(28 x 41 x 36 cm)

Working condition.
See A4.
Ribbon in poor condition, works but not that well,
can easily be replaced.
With extra cotton rope for the carriage.

The Oliver Typewriter Company was an American typewriter manufacturer headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The Oliver Typewriter was the first effective "visible print" typewriter, meaning text was visible to the typist as it was entered.[2] Oliver typewriters were marketed heavily for home use, using local distributors and sales on credit. Oliver produced more than one million machines between 1895 and 1928 and licensed its designs to several international firms.

With nearly half a million machines produced, the Oliver No. 9 is by far the most common Oliver model. This model introduced shift keys on both sides of the keyboard.

The key cover was changed (most likely at serial number 875001) to have a single open slot at the top instead of two smaller slots.

Some Oliver No. 9 machines have the keys staggered differently. Traditionally, looking from left to right, the keys protrude from the top row, the bottom row, and then the middle row. The alternate keyboard staggers in order, from the top row, the middle row, and then the bottom row. Some of the symbols and other characters were also rearranged on the alternate keyboard.

Traditional Keyboard

Lot details
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Model / Type
iron, steel
Manufacturer/ Brand
Country of Origin
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
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