The Oliver Typewriter The Oliver Typewriter
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

Oliver No. 1
Oliver No. 1
Sammlung Historischer Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Export Olivers

Oliver No. 4
Oliver No. 4
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British Olivers

Oliver Four Bank
Oliver Four Bank
Image courtesy of The Antikey Chop
Greg Fudacz
Portable Olivers

Oliver Courier
Patria
Sammlung Historischer Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Latin American Olivers

Oliver Latina No. 3
Latina Oliver No. 3
Fernando Costa
 
Oliver Latina No. 6
Latina Oliver No. 6
Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum
Herman J. Price
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

Linotype Co. / Canadian Olivers

Canadian
Oliver No. 2
Canadian Oliver No. 2
Gabriel Burbano
 
Canadian
Oliver No. 3
Canadian Oliver No. 3
Tyler Menard
 
A. Gregor & Co. Olivers

Courier
Courier
Sammlung Historischer Schreibmaschinen
Monika & Berthold Kerschbaumer
Jacobi
Jacobi
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Jwic
Jwic
Štěpán Kučera
 

Oliver Way-billing
Oliver Way-billing
Peter Weil Archives
 

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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.