Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Typewriter Serial Numbers

The things one finds when buying a box of junk.

I thought you may be interested in a small booklet I found in a box of typewriter junk I purchased.

A Smith-Corona AGE LIST.  What better way to appreciate your typewriter than by knowing its age.  That is if it is in this booklet.  It by no means has every brand, model, and serial number.  It does have quite a bit.  Smith-Corona, Remington, Royal, Underwood, Woodstock-Allen, and IBM.  Mostly pre-1950.

I am doing the post in 2 parts to keep the length of the post manageable.

This is part I.


  1. Sweet! What a great find. Thanks for posting.

  2. Wow! That is an amazing find! Information like this can be difficult to come across, so this will serve as a much appreciated reference for collectors.

  3. Nice! That's really useful information. Thanks for sharing it :)

  4. That's facinating! Thanks for sharing this. I only wonder what typewriter junk is. :)

    1. Florian,
      Junk is like trash. Something of little worth except to the person who is interested such as I was interested in the old ribbons and metal spools as well as some parts that were just tossed in a box and sold for a few cents. In this case their junk became my treasure.

  5. I greatly appreciate you sharing this little gem, Bill!