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Sun Index Typewriter (The Dogbone)

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This Sun is my favorite index typewriter. It was in a collection belonging to a typewriter repairman in New York City who had repaired typewriters for more than 50 years. I purchased his collection around 20 years ago and he died a few months later. This machine is in exceptional condition for being made in 1885. It is all original except I believe we did replace the paper letter index. It has its original type bar and original wooden box. It has to be the best surviving specimen. It is the one in the photograph on page 188 of Michael Adlers' From Creed to Qwerty published by Schiffer in 1997.While we are rating it a 2+,2 it could have easily been rated a 1,2. What price for the best?


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