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Courier | Jacobi | Jwic

From 1903 to 1919, a bicycle manufacturer in Vienna, Austria, known as A. Greger and Company produced the Courier, a rebranded Oliver No. 3. Production ended in 1919, but machines were still being assembled by 1924, and sold until 1927. The same machine was also produced as the Jacobi for a German office equipment dealer in Munich. The name "Jacobi" was taken from A. Greger and Company's sewing machine division. The other variation of the Courier is the Jwic, which was produced for the Czech market.

At some point, A. Greger and Company updated their rebranded Oliver machines. The traditional olive green paint was discontinued in favor of black paint. The logo on the paper table for the Courier changed from displaying "Courier" to "The Courier Typewriter", as seen below. The ribbon reverse was changed to the style introduced on Oliver No. 5 machines. A backspacer was also added to when it was introduced on the Oliver No. 5.

The serial numbers for the Courier, Jacobi, and Jwic are intermixed. Note that the majority of these machines are Courier typewriters. I know of only two Jacobi machines and one Jwic in existence.

Courier
Courier
Serial number 11934 | Made in 1907
German "QWERTZ" keyboard | Kerschbaumer Collection
Courier
Courier
Serial number 14555 | Made in 1908
German "QWERTZ" keyboard | Kerschbaumer Collection
Jacobi
Jacobi
Serial number 11668 | Made in 1907
German "QWERTZ" keyboard | © 2017 by AUCTION TEAM BREKER, Cologne, Germany (www.Breker.com)
Jwic
Jwic
Serial number 12337 | Made around 1907
Czech keyboard | Kučera Collection
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