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1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 Serial # E3235910 1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 typewriter, Serial # E3235910 Christopher Bailey's 1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 typewriter. 2023-09-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Christopher Bailey: 1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 Serial # E3235910 A cheap typewriter cheaply procured from the thrift store. The most interesting thing about it is the nonstandard pitch: 10½ characters per inch, a little smaller than Pica. All the other Signature 100 machines here in the database appear to have the same pitch, so 10½ c.p.i. seems to have been the standard for this model.

1963 Montgomery Ward Signature 100 #E3235910

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)
Created: 09-16-2023 at 02:09PM
Last Edit: 09-16-2023 at 02:15PM


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A cheap typewriter cheaply procured from the thrift store. The most interesting thing about it is the nonstandard pitch: 10½ characters per inch, a little smaller than Pica. All the other Signature 100 machines here in the database appear to have the same pitch, so 10½ c.p.i. seems to have been the standard for this model.

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The serial number is stamped into the rear nameplate.
The serial number is stamped into the rear nameplate.

In the case, with the manual.
In the case, with the manual.



The closed case.
The closed case.

Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)

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I’m a writer who often writes with a typewriter to get away from the computer for a while. I think I became a typewriter collector when I bought my typewriters some industrial-grade wheeled steel shelving from a restaurant supply house. Before that I was just an accumulator, but now I’ve spent more on shelves than on all the typewriters put together. (They were all cheap.)

I have steel pens, too, which I also write with regularly. Both collections started at the same moment in 1990, at the liquidation of the head offices of the old G. C. Murphy five-and-dime chain, where I bought a Woodstock typewriter, two gross of Esterbrook Jackson Stub pens, and three bottles of Carter’s green ink.



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