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Welcome to THE OLIVER TYPEWRITER
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. Enjoy!
Standard Olivers

No. 1

Oliver No. 1
Sammlung Historischer
Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
No. 2

Oliver No. 2
 
 
 
No. 3

Oliver No. 3
 
 
 
No. 5

Oliver No. 5
 
 
 
No. 7

Oliver No. 7
 
 
 
No. 9

Oliver No. 9
 
 
 
No. 11

Oliver No. 11
 
 
 
Export Olivers

No. 4

Oliver No. 4
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No. 6

Oliver No. 6
 
 
 
No. 8

Oliver No. 8
 
 
 
No. 10

Oliver No. 1
 
 
 
No. 12

Oliver No. 12
 
 
 
No. 16

Oliver No. 1
 
 
 
British Olivers

No. 15 (Gen. I)

Oliver No. 15 (Gen. I)
Sirvent Vigo
Mobiliario Contemporáneo
Sirvent Bros.
No. 16

Oliver No. 16
 
 
 
FOUR BANK

Oliver Four Bank
The Antikey Chop
Greg Fudacz
 
No. 20

Oliver No. 20
 
 
 
No. 15 (Gen. II)

Oliver No. 15 (Gen. II)
 
 
 
No. 21

Oliver No. 1
 
 
 
Remodelled
(RM)
Oliver No. 1
 
 
 
Portable Olivers

Fortuna / S.I.M.

Patria
Sammlung Historischer
Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Patria

Patria
 
 
 
Courier

Patria
Sammlung Historischer
Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Voss

Voss
 
 
 
Latin American Olivers

Latina No. 3

Latina Oliver No. 3
Fernando Costa
 
 
Latina No. 5

Latina Oliver No. 5
 
 
 
Latina No. 6

Latina Oliver No. 6
Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum
Herman J. Price
 
Latina No. 7

Latina Oliver No. 7
 
 
 
No. L-10

Oliver No. L-10
 
 
 
No. L-12

Oliver No. L-12
 
 
 
No. L-13

Oliver No. L-13
 
 
 
Revilo No. 5

Revilo No. 5
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Revilo No. 9

Revilo No. 9
Sirvent Vigo
Mobiliario Contemporáneo
Sirvent Bros.
Fabrik Stolzenberg Olivers

Monopol-
Stolzenberg No. 2
Oliver Monopol-Stolzenberg No. 2
 
 
 
Monopol-
Stolzenberg No. 3
Oliver Monopol-Stolzenberg No. 3
 
 
 
Stolzenberg No. 3

Oliver Monopol-Stolzenberg No. 3
 
 
 
Stolzenberg No. 4

Oliver Stolzenberg No. 4
 
 
 
Linotype Co. / Canadian Olivers

Canadian No. 2

Canadian Oliver No. 2
Gabriel Burbano
 
 
Canadian No. 3

Canadian Oliver No. 3
Tyler Menard
 
 
Woodstock

Woodstock
 
 
 
A. Gregor & Co. Olivers

Courier

Courier
Sammlung Historischer
Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Jacobi

Jacobi
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Jwic

Jwic
Štěpán Kučera
 
 

Way-billing

Oliver Way-billing
Peter Weil Archives
 
 
Four Bank
Prototype
Oliver Four Bank Prototype
ETCetera No. 6
 
 

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Sources
  1. Dingwerth, L. (2008). Kleines Lexikon Historischer Schreibmaschinen. Delbrück, Germany: Verlag Kunstgrafik Dingwerth GmbH.

  2. Sellers, A. (1994, December). The First Woodstock. ETCetera No. 29, 3.

  3. The Linotype Company. (1899, May). Battle of Detroit: An Impartial Account of the Fierce War Waged in the Board of Education By the Typewriter Trust Against the Oliver Typewriter, in the Year 1899. Montreal, Canada.

  4. Liste der Herstellungsdaten Gangbarer Schreibmaschinen, published by Wochenschrift für Papier, Otto Hoffmann. 1941, Verlag, Berlin.

  5. Liste der Herstellungsdaten Deutscher und Ausländischer Schreibmaschinen, 10 Auflage. 1955, Burghagen Verlag, Hamburg.

  6. Liste der Herstellungsdaten Deutscher und Ausländischer Schreibmaschinen mit Wichtigen Technischen Daten. Herbert F. W. Schramm. 11 Auflage, 1962, Burghagen Verlag, Hamburg.