The typewriters on this page represent some of the more beautiful examples that I would love to own. I want them to an almost unhealthy degree. Please email me if you've got one.


Taurus Type Typewriter

The Taurus typewriter is about the size of a stopwatch. In fact, one was once found at an antiques store in a glass case among a bunch of pocket watches and chackies. The Taurus Type was produced by Torrani & Company of Milan, Italy.

The Pocket Typewriter

The Miniature Pocket Type Writer Company was located in Bradford, England. The typewriters that the company produced are interesting because of two particular reasons. The first is that they're so compact. The second is that they have no carriage to feed a sheet of paper into, instead the typewriter itself travels the shhet of paper as it lays flat. The Pocket typewriter were also rebranded as the Polyglotte for French markets.

Sampo Typewriter

Skrivmaskin, that's Swedish for typewriter, and that's exactly what we have here. The Sampo is Sweden's first typewriter. It was produced by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks out of Husqvarna, Sweden. The Sampo is an index typewriter with a single type element. Some export models were rebranded as the

Pearl Typewriter

This index typewriter was manufactured by The Pearl Typewriter Company of New York, ca.1891. The Pearl typed uppercase only and was sold for just $5.

Automatic Typewriter

Look at all that beautiful brass! Even the key rings are made of brass. It's a blindwriter so its typebars strike its platen from underneath. The typewriter was invented by Emery Hamilton which is why it is often referred to as the Hamilton Automatic. It was produced in Brooklyn, New York, ca.1881. You should definitley contact me if you have one... please!!!

Moya Visible Typewriter

The Moya Visble typewriter types using a single element, a vertical type sleeve, similar to that of a Crandall. Three different models were produced by the Moya Typewriter Company out of the company's factory in Leicester, England. Moya typewriters were also sold under rebranded names such as Sekretar and Baka. A No.2 model is pictured above though I would be quite content with any.

Royal Grand Typewriter

The Royal Grand is the model that started it all for the company that made them, The Royal Typewriter Company. Most Royals were produced out of a factory in Hartford, CT but the Grand was manufactured in Brooklyn, New York before the company relocated to Hartford.

Ford Typewriter

It's an industrial work of art. The copper-flashed cover is striking on its own, but add the cut-outs, the curves and even the name, and the Ford is nothing short of a masterpiece. It was produced by the Ford Typewriter Company of New York, ca.1895, and no, The Ford typewriter shares no affiliation with the automaker. Fords were rebranded for foreign markets, too. In France it was sold as the Machine à écrire Hurtu, and in Germany as the Schreibmaschine

Oliver No.1 Typewriter

This is the Oliver No.1 typewriter it's the model that started it all for an absolutley iconic company, The Oliver Typewriter Company. Isn't see gorgeous? Please get a hold of me if yo have one.

Saturn Typewriter

I was lucky enough to view one of these in person at the Milwaukee Public Museum. It is such an iteresting typewriter. The Saturn was made in Switzerland (Skrivmaskin Saturn) at about the turn of the 20th century by Feinmaschinenwerk E. Stauder. It's bulky, meticulously built and almost an anti-typewriter. Please contact me if selling.

The Burns No.1 Typewriter

The Burns Typewriter Company of Syracuse, NY was plagued with bad luck which resulted in very few of these machines being made. It's a well built blindwriter that significantly resembles Smith-Premier's No.1 model.

Crary Typewriter

In my opinion, it's engrossing. I could stare endlessly into the mouth of the Crary. Its circular keyboard is both brilliant and completely impractical. A typist's hands must surely resemble the motions of a phrenologist when using the Crary. These machines were produced by the Garvin Machine Company out of New York, ca.1895.

Uarda Typewriter

Purportedly this typewriter was made in Germany and it was a non-folding copy of the Corona No.3. Corona took notice, sued and that was the end of the Uarda Schreibmaschine. Not much else is known.

Nickerson Typewriter

This is really a long shot. Supposedly, the Nickerson Automatic No.3 typewriter is a one-of-a-kind or, possibly, a prototype. Something about that "No.3" designation gives hope that maybe there's another like it out there. Please contact me with any kind of information. Thanks!

Lasar Typewriter

These were produced in the early 1890s by the Lasar Typewriter Company of St. Louis, MO. Its inventor was Godfrey Henry Lasar. Thus far, the only known advertsing known suggests that the Lasar was sold by The St. Louis Typewriter Exchange which may have bought the remaining stock from the original, failed company. Please email me if you have any info or if you happen to come across one.

Sampson Permagraph Typewriter

Technically the Sampson Permagraph isn't a typewriter, it's actually an overproduced check protector. Its standard keyboard can punch (not type) a message through paper. Note that the Permagraph has a motor so it's electric, and as a result very heavy. Made ca.1930. Please email me if you have one.