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1904 Wellington 1 Serial # 19966 1904 Wellington 1 typewriter, Serial # 19966 Stephen Clancy's 1904 Wellington 1 typewriter. 2019-09-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Clancy: 1904 Wellington 1 Serial # 19966 Functional and just needs a new or re-inked ribbon. Some confusion concerning the model type for this machine. Based on the serial number, it should be a Number 1 (as there is no information available as to what serial number marked the start of the Number 2 machines). The only decal on the hood is "Wellington" unlike the Number 2 which was so designated. This typewriter also came with its metal case which also matches those of the Number 1 machines. On the case, the decal Wellington is at the front edge versus the center of the top cover and the handle base ornamentation is very ornate. The space bar is straight and not the "T" type bars seen on the Number 2's. This machine also has separate Figs and Caps keys. If anyone has information to clarify these issues, please comment.

1904 Wellington 1 #19966

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2019 at 06:07PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2019 at 06:19PM


Description:

Functional and just needs a new or re-inked ribbon. Some confusion concerning the model type for this machine. Based on the serial number, it should be a Number 1 (as there is no information available as to what serial number marked the start of the Number 2 machines). The only decal on the hood is "Wellington" unlike the Number 2 which was so designated. This typewriter also came with its metal case which also matches those of the Number 1 machines. On the case, the decal Wellington is at the front edge versus the center of the top cover and the handle base ornamentation is very ornate. The space bar is straight and not the "T" type bars seen on the Number 2's. This machine also has separate Figs and Caps keys. If anyone has information to clarify these issues, please comment.

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Photos:

Left front and side
Left front and side

Top and front with only Wellington on the hood.
Top and front with only Wellington on the hood.

Wellington  decal  on  hood and ribbon spools marked Left and Right
Wellington decal on hood and ribbon spools marked Left and Right

Serial number 19966
Serial number 19966

Carrying  case with Wellington decal at front edge and ornate handle  base
Carrying case with Wellington decal at front edge and ornate handle base

Ornate handle base  consistent with  earlier  production
Ornate handle base consistent with earlier production

Straight line space bar -- not the T type seen on the  Number 2's
Straight line space bar -- not the T type seen on the Number 2's

Rear
Rear

Thrust keys
Thrust keys

Left carriage
Left carriage

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Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.



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