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American No 8 serial # 27017

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This American No 8 keyboard machine and the Sun keyboard machine were both made out of sheet metal and each was made by a successful index typewriter manufacturer. They are given much of the credit to the obsolesence of index typewriting technologies. They both came out just after the turn-of-the-century and provided inexpensive keyboad speed. This American No 8 is the one in the photograph on page 113 of Adler's From Creed to Qwerty published by Schiffer in 1997. This American was manufactured around 1908 and was restored but it is not functioning well and the reason for the 2+,4 condition rating.


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