In our salvage store, there is more than vintage furniture and lighting to discover. Walk the floor and find antique accessories that can be used to add a touch of nostalgia to any home, office, or business.
This Oliver Visible Typewriter from 1909 is one such piece. Manufactured by the Oliver Typewriter Company in Chicago, IL, the Oliver Visible Typewriter was something of a trendsetter when it came to turn of the century typesetting. Prior to its invention, typists couldn’t see the letters they were typing. Keys struck the back of the platen, which is the roller that the paper wraps around. The unique design of the Oliver Visible Typewriter made it possible for writers to instantly see — albeit only a few inches — of the words on the page.
Even though obsolete, the ingenuity that went into creating this machine is timeless and can inspire the most tech-heavy work space or be a center piece in a home library or office.
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