Crandall New Model Typewriter

Description (Brief):

One (1) Crandall new model typewriter

Description (Brief)

Groton, New York, 1892

Description (Brief)

Description: Complete commercial machine, with canvas carrying case, included one extra type cylindar. In this machine the printing type is cast on a cylindrical rod, approximately 3/4" in diameter and 4" long. The machine has two rows of square keys, with a large spacing key in the center of the lower row. The ribbon spools are very close together at the front and top of the machine. The frame is elaborately decorated in black enamel, gilt, and mother of pearl.

Description (Brief)

Inscription: "Crandall, New Model"

Description (Brief)

Note: Owned and used by Ben Davis, William Jennings Bryan's secretary, who used it to type his speeches.

Date Made: 1892

Maker: Crandall Machine Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Groton

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Credit Line: Ben G. Davis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.309779Catalog Number: 309779Accession Number: 109135

Object Name: TypewriterOther Terms: Typewriter; Standard; Manual

Measurements: overall: 8 in x 12 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 32.385 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_850128

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