Coffman Typewriter
La Populaire Machine a Ecrire

Wanted: Coffman Typewriter

The Coffman Pocket Typewriter was invented by Dr. G.W. Coffman and it was produced by the Coffman Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, ca.1902. It was marketed as a "20th Century Pocket Typewriter" with sale prices as low as $3.99 each and as high as $5 each. The Coffman is categorized in the linear index category of typewriters. French version of this machine a ecrire (typewriter) was called La Populaire and was distributed out of Paris. Please contact me if you have either name variant.

Get an instruction manual for your Coffman/Populaire here...

See an original 1904 French advertisement for La Populaire with racist undertones here...

Have one for sale? Please email me at or call +1 (860) 729-2252

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