Wellington No. 2 Typewriter

Wellington No. 2 Typewriter

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The Wellington No. 2 typewriter was invented by Wellington P. Kidder in 1892. Kidder has already invented the Franklin typewriter (see ME*318462) before moving on to invent this thrust-action typewriter. The typewriter received patent number 471,794 on March 29, 1892. The typewriter was produced until the early 20th century as the Wellington in the United States, the Empire in Canada, and the Adler in Germany.
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typewriter; Portable; Manual
overall: 6 3/4 in x 14 in x 13 in; 17.145 cm x 35.56 cm x 33.02 cm
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Charles M. Clarke
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National Museum of American History
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