Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




Chicago 1, decorated - sold

Chicago 1, decorated - sold


Chicago Writing Machine Co., Chicago
1899 - serial no.8753

This is an early Chicago showing the patent dates on the front shield. Collector's refer to this model as the 'decorated model'. This decorated model is the first decorated version with the finer gold line work.

There are no type bars on the Chicago but a metal cylinder, about the size of ones little finger, with the characters cast onto its surface. The cylinder moves back and forth and rotates to select the characters, then a hammer strikes from the back to make the impression.

This Chicago is in excellent original condition and is shelf ready for ones collection.

Please inquire about the price.


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