A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (6 and last)

A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (6 and last)

Some final views of Flavio’s wonderful collection.  Briggs prototype, Visible Index, Picht: Fontana Baby, Baby, unknown tiny typewriter, Dactylette, Taurus: Thürey: Unknown machine with illustration of a gnome: And finally, not one but two Automatics:...
A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (4)

A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (4)

I forgot to post this shot of the back of the Sholes: Two different kinds of Jackson and a Yetman: Alexander: Adler 9 (very rare and unlike all other Adlers): Alexis, Sampo, Cantelo, Phönix: Sampson Permagraph:...
A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (2)

A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (2)

New Sholes, invented by Zalmon Sholes: Blickensderfer no. 4 with two-row telegrapher’s typewheel: Blickensderfer Niagara #125: Pearl, small and large Darlings, and an unrelated Darling: More rare index typewriters: Kruse:
A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (1)

A glimpse of the Mantelli collection (1)

Yesterday I got to see my friend and typewriter collector extraordinaire Flavio Mantelli. With his permission, I’m sharing some photos of his mind-boggling collection, in installments.  Here are some rare index typewriters, the Macchina Baby (Simplex...