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Oliver No. 11 typewriter

by | Apr 8, 2017 | Oliver | 9 comments


Manufactured ca. 1923 (The Typewriter Database).


Paper table decal:

Decal above keyboard:

Click for a high-resolution version of the flying hands decal:


Feel free to use this image for a rubber stamp, stationery, or even a temporary tattoo. I did!

The No. 11 was touted as a fast and quiet machine, as in this Popular Mechanics ad from May 1923. These claims are … well … imaginative.

9 Comments

  1. Ted

    purty! :D

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  2. Words are Winged

    That things in great shape. And you're right about Olivers; It's a bloody miracle they survived as long as they did. Mine have a rather heavy touch that gets fatiguing quickly.

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  3. Abby Hogan

    How was the price compared to its' contemporaries?
    It looks like a lot of the works is accessible- is that right?
    Yours looks stunning!

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  4. Bill M

    Beautiful Oliver. Amazing comparison of the past selling price to the present prices.

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  5. Richard P

    Thanks. I think $100 or more was typical for conventional frontstroke office typewriters. And yes, most of the mechanisms are easy to reach.

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  6. TypewriterMinutes

    Every one that I've seen has been an inoperable paper weight, so I'm glad to see yours in action.

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  7. Mark

    The Oliver Speedster, faster than other slow typewriters!

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  8. xkeg4

    Thanks for the info – nice clean condition – better than mine !

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  9. FredMinIthaca

    Gorgeous machine. First time I've seen a pin-striped Oliver.

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