Crandall New Model Typewriter

Crandall New Model Typewriter

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Crandall new model typewriter
Groton, New York, 1892
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.
Inscription: "Crandall, New Model"
Note: Owned and used by Ben Davis, William Jennings Bryan's secretary, who used it to type his speeches.
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Other Terms
Typewriter; Standard; Manual
date made
Crandall Machine Co.
place made
United States: New York, Groton
overall: 8 in x 12 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 32.385 cm x 34.29 cm
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Credit Line
Ben G. Davis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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