This website is dedicated to the very first "visible" typewriter on the market- the Oliver. Before Oliver typewriters, "blind writers" dominated the market. When using a "blind writer", the typist must lift up the platen in order to read what had just been typed. The Oliver typewriter was the first to offer a solution to this problem.
Every typewriter manufactured or licensed by either the Oliver Typewriter Company or the Oliver Typewriter Manufacturing Company is presented on this site. The vast majority of machines on here are in my personal collection. For the machines I do not own, credit is given to their respective owners.
Please note that the Accessories, Ephemera, and Sources pages are currently under development. I am also awaiting images of a few Olivers. Sorry for the inconvenience.