Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




The Collection

Thanks for dropping in! Please have a look at the typewriters in my collection and you will see how beautiful and unusual the world's first typewriters are.

My collection is really just the tip of the iceberg, as literally hundreds of distinct collectible typewriters were manufactured during the 1880s and 1890s. There are so many more interesting models to add to my collection that my search will never end. For a collector, though, this is tantalizingly good news!

I also love to restore these typewriters. I have spent hundreds of hours working on a single one, dismantling every part to remove dirt, old oil and rust. It takes a lot of patience, but the pleasures of exploring the mechanisms of a hundred-year old typewriter, and the end result -- a beautiful, smoothly operating machine -- is well worth it.

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If you have an early typewriter that you would like to sell please be in touch, as I am always buying for my collection.