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Bennett Typewriter

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The Bennett was patented by Charles Bennett (Dover, New Jersey) in 1901, first manufactured in 1907 and at that time marketed as the "Junior" Typewriter. A few years later a paper tray and some other minor improvements were made and it was then manufactured in the Elliott-Fisher plant (Harrisburg, PA) and renamed the Bennett.
The Bennett is generally recognized as the smallest keyboard typewriter ever made. The most famous user was probably Douglas MacArthur who is thought to have carried and used a Bennett typewriter thru both of his World War 1 and World War 11 careers.

This particular Bennett typewriter was made sometime around 1910 and still has its fitted leather carrying case. It is in working order but would need reinking to actually type. While this machine was made in the USA it is marked Bueno Aires with a decal and was obviously
marketed and probably originally sold in South America and then eventually made its way back to the US. The machine, in its case, is approximately 5 inches wide, 2.25 inches high and 10.5 inches long. We would give it a condition grade of a 2-,2.

Our price includes free shipping anywhere within the USA and there would be an additional international shipping charge of $50 for anywhere outside the US.


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