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Typewriter - Oliver Typewriter Co, Model No. 5, 1911-1914 Object Reg. No: ST 021311

Summary:
Typewriter of the type-bar class, manufactured by the Oliver Typewriter Company of Chicago, USA. Lateral downstroke design, patented in 1894 by Reverend Thomas Oliver, in which typebars of inverted U-shape are arranged on either side of the platen.

The Model No. 5 was introduced in 1906. This machine carries a label listing patents with the most recent dated 24 August 1909. Serial number of the machine is 387797 indicating date of manufacture between 1911 and 1914.
Description:
Green crackle finish metal frame. Inverted U-shaped typebars arranged in banks on either side of platen. Ribbon reels on vertical axes. Three-row QWERTY keyboard with 28 keys plus "CAP", "FIG", "TAB", "RIGHT" and "LEFT" keys.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Davies, 1940
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 274 mm (Height), 389 mm (Width)
Weight: 13.17 kg (Weight)

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Tagged with: typewriters, d31655
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Typewriting
Tertiary Classification: mechanical
Inscriptions: On paper guide, in gold lettering: "The / OLIVER / Typewriter"

Between keyboard and typebars: "No. 5 / THE OLIVER TYPEWRITER CO. LTD. / 75 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET / LONDON. E. C."

On front of frame below keyboard: "MANUFACTURED BY / The Oliver Typewriter Co. CHICAGO, U.S.A. / Keep machine cleaned and oiled."
Engraved on bar behind platen: "387797"
On disc beneath keyboard: "PATENTED / OCT 30TH 1894 / [List of patent dates] / AUG 24TH 1909"
Embossed underneath frame, beneath keyboard: "7.A.K.1"
On decal underneath frame: " PATENTED / No. 3205 of 1896 / [List of patent numbers and dates] / No. 23826 of 1908"
Manufacturer: Oliver Typewriter Co, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, circa 1894

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Hans van Leeuwarden Posted on 03 Apr 2014 9:33 PM
I have one,and it type's now good

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