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1917 Oliver 9 Serial # 662308 1917 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 662308 John Abbott's 1917 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2020-02-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1917 Oliver 9 Serial # 662308 1091. This Oliver 9 is in pretty good shape mechanically. The typebars had been bent from an impact or improper storage at some point or during shipping. It is subtle enough I cannot tell from the sellers pictures whether or not they were bent prior to selling them. Took me about 20 minutes to get them into working order, but I will need to spend some more time getting them aligned. This is my 7th Oliver in my collection. I should have a couple ready to sell in the next few weeks.

1917 Oliver 9 #662308

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-08-2020 at 10:39AM
Last Edit: 02-08-2020 at 10:43AM


Description:

1091. This Oliver 9 is in pretty good shape mechanically. The typebars had been bent from an impact or improper storage at some point or during shipping. It is subtle enough I cannot tell from the sellers pictures whether or not they were bent prior to selling them. Took me about 20 minutes to get them into working order, but I will need to spend some more time getting them aligned. This is my 7th Oliver in my collection. I should have a couple ready to sell in the next few weeks.

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Before cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a brush
Before cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a brush

This is one location for the serial number as seen from the back of the carriage.
This is one location for the serial number as seen from the back of the carriage.


In the center of the photo, you can see the second serial number tag.  It is below the carriage (which has been removed in this photo).
In the center of the photo, you can see the second serial number tag. It is below the carriage (which has been removed in this photo).









The carriage removed from the typewriter
The carriage removed from the typewriter

Hunter: John Abbott (TruckerGeek)

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force. In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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