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1911 Oliver 5 Serial # 255684 1911 Oliver 5 typewriter, Serial # 255684 Erik Bruchez's 1911 Oliver 5 typewriter. 2020-05-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1911 Oliver 5 Serial # 255684 This Oliver 5 from 1911 came with base, cover, and manuals. I got it from a gentleman who was selling it on behalf of his grandfather. It turned out that the owner was a wonderful 98-year-old, and he told me that his own father had bought the machine! That was definitely worth a family road-trip to get it.

The machine will need some work to be usable but it is in good condition.

- As of October 2018, it is undergoing cleaning and restoration. It needs a new escapement wheel and a new spring.
- As of May 2020, it is cleaned, fixed, and restored, with a new escapement wheel, new spring, and new feet.

The base was originally in poor shape and I decided to restore it. The oak base turned out to be pretty nice, and I like the look of natural wood, so I sanded it down and used clear water-based matte polyurethane to protect it. The board screws, to which the cover attaches, were cold blued.

1911 Oliver 5 #255684

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-24-2018 at 11:01PM
Last Edit: 05-19-2020 at 10:07PM


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This Oliver 5 from 1911 came with base, cover, and manuals. I got it from a gentleman who was selling it on behalf of his grandfather. It turned out that the owner was a wonderful 98-year-old, and he told me that his own father had bought the machine! That was definitely worth a family road-trip to get it.

The machine will need some work to be usable but it is in good condition.

- As of October 2018, it is undergoing cleaning and restoration. It needs a new escapement wheel and a new spring.
- As of May 2020, it is cleaned, fixed, and restored, with a new escapement wheel, new spring, and new feet.

The base was originally in poor shape and I decided to restore it. The oak base turned out to be pretty nice, and I like the look of natural wood, so I sanded it down and used clear water-based matte polyurethane to protect it. The board screws, to which the cover attaches, were cold blued.

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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