The Elgin


The Elgin Typewriter

The Elgin Typewriter was invented ca.1889 by Frank Felt. It was produced by The Novelty Typewriter Company of Oswego, New York. The Elgin was just that, a "novelty" being comprised of nothing more than a 7" long piece of wood with tiny rubber stamps attached. It came with a crude platen/carriage which was also made cheaply of wood. The Elgin cost just 60¢ and was not marketed as a toy, but rather to working professionals.

Have one for sale? Please email me at Antikey.Chop@gmail.com