Yesterday I felt compelled to go and take a look at this typewriter …

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It’s a “Byron” portable typewriter that belongs to the Swissa/Patria family.

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This one came in a very attractive wooden case.

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The asking price was $55 negotiable after originally being advertised for $90. Sadly it wasn’t in good working condition and had bits of ribbon guide/vibrator/card holder missing.

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My offer of $30 was rejected. However, the seller did let me commit it to photographic memory.

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Try as I might, I could not find a serial number, despite looking in all the obvious places.

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One that got away.

You can read more about the Byron Typewriter Company here.

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