................................Typewriter Time Line................................

One of the most frequent questions about old typewriters that I am asked is: when was a particular model manufactured? This page lists the approximate year of introduction of many different typewriters that were manufactured during the "Golden Age" of typewriters. The list begins in 1873 with the first commercially successful writing machine, hence the beginning of the great typewriter industry. The list diminishes in the 1930s, by which time, the modern typewriter, as we knew it, differed very little in design from one manufacturer to another. 
1873 - Sholes & Glidden
1878 - Remington No. 2. 
1879 - Crandall, Remington No. 3.
1880 - Caligraph, Hall, Hammond, Remington No. 4.
1882 -  Caligraph No. 2.
1883 - Caligraph No. 3, Columbia, Horton.
1884 - Hammonia.
1885 - Morris, Sun.
1886 - Velograph, World.
1887 - Yost, Brooks, Cash.
1888 - Boston, Burns, Dictatype, Kosmopolit, Royal Bar-Lock, Smith-Premier.
1889 - Barlock, International, National, Odell, Stenograph.
1890 - Daugherty. International, Merritt, Munson, Rapid, World No. 2.
1891 - Densmore, Fitch, Franklin, Hall Braille.
1892 - American-Standard, Dennis Duplex, Frister & Rossman, Jewett, Williams.
1893 - American Visible, Blickensderfer, Universal Crandall No. 3, Hammond No. 2, International, Maskelyne, Peoples, Rem.Sho.
1894 - Crary, Crown, Edison-Mimeograph, Elliott-Fisher, Hartford No. 1, Remington No. 6, Victor.
1895 - B1ickensderfer No. 5, Ford, Graphic, Jewett No. 2, Smith-Premier Nos. 2 & 3, Travis, Underwood.
1896 - Smith-Premier #4, Williams #2, Blickensderfer #6, Elliott-Hatch, Granville Automatic, Lambert, Oliver, Remington #7, Wellington.
1897 - Blickensderfer No. 7, Densmore No. 2, Edelman, Munson No. 3, Oliver No. 2, Remington No. 8, Williams No. 3.
1898 - Adler, Champion, Chicago, Commercial Visible, Jackson, Manhattan, Pittsburg.
1899 - American, Empire, Keystone, Saturn.
1900 - Columbia Bar Lock, Conover, Draper, Ideal, New Century. Caligraph, Rem-Sho No. 6, Smith-Premier No. 5, Williams No. 4.
1901 - Sun.
1902 - Densmore No. 4, Fox, Moya, Oliver No. 3, Pittsburg No. 10, Postal, Remington No. 10.
1903 - Chicago No. 3, Coffman, Kanzler, Stoewer Record, Yetman.
1904 - McCool, Mignon, Monarch, L. C. Smith & Bros.
1905 - Fay-Sholes, Hammond No. 12, Hartford No. 3, Remington-Sholes Visible, Secor, Sholes Visible, Stearns, Williams No. 5.
1906 - Fox Visible, Molle, Monarch No. 2, Monarch No. 3, Royal, Williams No. 6.
1907 - Blickensderfer No. 8, Densmore No. 5, Densmore No. 6, Emerson, Hanson, lmperial Visible, Junior, Oliver #5, Standard Folding.
1908 - Burnett, Defi, lmperial, Mercantile, Smith-Premier Visible, Stearns No. 4, Victor, Yost-Visible, Pullman No. 8.
1909 - Empire No. 2, Japy, Mentor, Olivetti, Nickerson, Remington No. 9, Smith-Visible.
1910 - Bennet, Bijou, Columbia Barlock #14, Erika, Hammond Multiplex, Linowriter, Picht, Sterling, Titania Triumph, Victor #2, Visagraph.
1911 - Crown Portable, Harris, Pittsburg No. 12, Stenotype, Royal No. 5.
1912 - Corona, Hooven Automatic, Moon-Hopkins, Peirce Accounting, Underwood Std. Bookkeeping, Victor #3, Yost Visible #20.
1913 - Harry A. Smith.
1914 - Alexander, Annell, Century, Continental, Demountable, Harris Visible #4, Oliver 7, Rex Visible, Senta, Shortwriter, Royal #10.
1915 - Hammond Multiplex, Nippon, Reliance Visible, Woodstock.
1916 - Autocrat, Blick Bar, Oliver No. 9.
1917 - Portex No. 5, Reliance Premier, B1ickensderfer No. 9.
1918 - Fox Baby Portable, National Portable, New American, Oliver No. 11, Yu Ess.
1919 - Allen, Blick Ninety, Garbell, Roberts Ninety, Underwood Portable.
1920 - Gourland, Monarch Pioneer.
1921 - Bar-Lock, Fox Sterling, Hammond Folding, Mercedes Electra, Noiseless Portable, Rofa, Shilling.
1922 - Woodstock No. 5.
1923 - Alexander, Diamond, Hermes, Liberty, Smith-Premier No. 30.
1924 - Dayton, Frolio, Geniatus, Gundka, M-W, Remington Scout.
1925 - Bing, Remington Electric, Remington Noiseless, Woodstock Electrite.
1926 - Barr, Merz, Underwood Fanfold, American Pocket.
1927 - Bing No. 2, lmperial, Varityper, Victor Portable.
1928 - Bijou, Oliver Portable, Rem-Blick.
1932 - Masspro, Remington Bantam.
1933 - Electromatic.
1934 - Carissima.
1935 - Porto-Rite, Remington No. 11.
1938 - Remington Rem-ette.
1939 - Remington No. 17.

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