Under the gold-tone finish of the Edland is cheap pot metal that can warp when exposed to heat or even from the application of lubricants. So, yes, these are rare because few were sold, but even fewer have actually survived. The Edland typewriter was produced by the Liberty Manufacturing Company of New York and was patented by inventor Joseph Edland on July 14, 1891. To versions of the daisy wheel version, like the one on this page, are known today. A 3rd version, the "Typewheel Edland," has yet to be found.
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