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

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.
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


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

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