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193x VariTyper Unknown Serial # 415062 20 193x VariTyper Unknown typewriter, Serial # 415062 20 Erik Bruchez's 193x VariTyper Unknown typewriter. 2020-02-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 193x VariTyper Unknown Serial # 415062 20 I resisted, but this poor Vari-Typer was going to be thrown out if I didn't take it for free. So it's now in my care. Parts? Challenge? I don't know but it's fairly far gone.

I am not sure about the decade. It's at least on or after 1934 because “The big disk to the left of the type shuttle holds a single-use ribbon, which is essentially a very long strip of carbon paper. This feature was introduced in 1934." The patents on the back go to 1935 so it's presumably not earlier than 1935.

The "20" in the serial number likely indicate the carriage width: 20".

193x VariTyper Unknown #415062 20

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-20-2020 at 10:08PM
Last Edit: 02-12-2020 at 10:14AM


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I resisted, but this poor Vari-Typer was going to be thrown out if I didn't take it for free. So it's now in my care. Parts? Challenge? I don't know but it's fairly far gone.

I am not sure about the decade. It's at least on or after 1934 because “The big disk to the left of the type shuttle holds a single-use ribbon, which is essentially a very long strip of carbon paper. This feature was introduced in 1934." The patents on the back go to 1935 so it's presumably not earlier than 1935.

The "20" in the serial number likely indicate the carriage width: 20".

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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 1970s. As of April 2019, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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