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1920 Oliver 9 Serial # 884548 1920 Oliver 9 typewriter, Serial # 884548 Brenton Beck's 1920 Oliver 9 typewriter. 2024-02-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brenton Beck: 1920 Oliver 9 Serial # 884548 Occasionally, when casually shopping for something, it essentially falls in your lap when you weren't expecting to.
While looking for Oliver 5s and 9s for potential restoration, finding most of them incomplete, rusty, or wildly overpriced, I wound up picking this one up from a fellow enthusiast at a local type-in.

This Oliver has a sanded platen, and was apparently brought back to working order by a local shop around 10 years ago.

While I'll never use it as a daily machine, everything functions as it should, despite some of the character spacing being slightly wonky, as shown in the type sample.
I also acquired the case lid, with plans to fabricate a replacement wooden base as after 100+ years it disintegrated, as well as a reproduction pack of pencils.

1920 Oliver 9 #884548

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brenton Beck (ProblemUnit)
Created: 02-10-2024 at 02:27PM
Last Edit: 02-10-2024 at 02:27PM


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Occasionally, when casually shopping for something, it essentially falls in your lap when you weren't expecting to.
While looking for Oliver 5s and 9s for potential restoration, finding most of them incomplete, rusty, or wildly overpriced, I wound up picking this one up from a fellow enthusiast at a local type-in.

This Oliver has a sanded platen, and was apparently brought back to working order by a local shop around 10 years ago.

While I'll never use it as a daily machine, everything functions as it should, despite some of the character spacing being slightly wonky, as shown in the type sample.
I also acquired the case lid, with plans to fabricate a replacement wooden base as after 100+ years it disintegrated, as well as a reproduction pack of pencils.

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Hunter: Brenton Beck (ProblemUnit)

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