Beautiful Oliver No.9 Typewriter (aka 'Batwing')
Production date circa 1917 (102 years old!) back from the day when all products on market were great quality products like this typewriter. Model No. 9 of the bat-winged family known as the Oliver Typewriter was produced between 1915 to 1922
Single ribbon – 13 mm black (works, some life left in this one)
Adjustable margins with push button trigger
Glossy finish in good condition (this machine has been obviously repainted at some point during its extra long life, you can see underneath black paint some shapes showing damage to old olive colored paint – see photos)
Amazing red details – accents: two ribbon holders, in the middle red dot near paper pointer, two levels – 'caps locks' on both sides of keyboard, in the back red cover.
Unfortunately the pencil holder is missing.
Production place: Woodstock, IL, USA.
It has traditional QWERTY keyboard – check photos for details (not AZERTY or QWERTZ like some others)
Serial Number: 805217
Dimensions around: 16” W x 14” D x 11” H (41cm x 36cm x 28cm)
Weight about 20kg (it is HEAVY!)
Typewriter is after professional service checkout
This typewriter is very good mechanical condition and gorgeous to look at, check carefully photos to confirm that. It will look fabulous in any location.
I’ve tested each key, shifted and un-shifted and they have a nice snap and sharp sound. The spacebar, shift-bar key and backspace key work as well. The return carriage is smooth, and the bar that holds the paper in place is good. There is a little bit of life left in the ribbon. The overall cosmetic appearance of this typewriter is very attractive. Mechanically this typewriter has been well cared for; see photos for details ; I would tell that it is in excellent condition considering how old it is.
All elements work well and it is fully operational.
If you are interested and your country is not on the list, contact me, I'll check price, usually it is around £100 (I will add your country to list so you will get price tailored to your location). I am trying to find cheapest option of transport but as it is heavy item prices are as shown. Item is located in UK.
If you have any questions contact me.
PACKAGING AND TAX
The package will be done with ALL the guarantees for a perfect transport. If apply import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. I have sold several typewriters and none had TAX added tho.
It is pleasure to use it and look at its unique colours.
Thank You for reading and have a nice day 🙂