The Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum
Page 10.
Copyright September 2004

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Munson 1, 2 and 3 Typewriters
The Munson is the predecessor to the Chicago. The first model features a wide open mechanism. sn 1896. Perhaps 5,000 produced. Circa 1900.

The second model is enclosed, has a nickle top plate and copper nameplate. sn 7877. Perhaps 3,000 produced. Circa 1901.

The third model also has a nickle top plate and decal with name. It is very similar to the first Chicago. sn 10287. Perhaps 1,000 produced. Circa 1901.

The Chicago Typewriter
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This Chicago has an unusual pharmaceutical keyboard.

The Conover Typewriter
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The Conover was marketed by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. They were hardware specialists in Chicago selling guns, knives, etc.

The name Conover comes from a member of the board of directors as seen on this 1897 letterhead. No motor vehicles in this beautiful illustration!!!

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