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Linotype Co. / Canadian Olivers

Canadian Oliver No. 2
Canadian Oliver No. 2
Serial Number 1232 | Made around 1897

Gabriel Burbano
Canadian Oliver No. 3
Canadian Oliver No. 3
Serial Number 2422

Tyler Menard

The Linotype Company of Montreal, Canada manufactured some Oliver Nos. 2 and 3 for sale in Canada and South America. The Linotype company also referred to themselves as the Canadian Oliver Typewriter Company. Robert Messenger has a great article about the Canadian Olivers on ozTypewriter.

There are several features that could identify a Canadian Oliver from afar. Some machines have the ribbon spools mounted vertically instead of horizontally. The Canadian Oliver No. 3 has different side panels with "Oliver" displayed with bold letters. The Canadian No. 3 paper tables display "The Canadian Oliver Typewriter - Montreal".

The Canadian Olivers have their own serial number scheme. It is unknown how many were made or where the serial numbers begin. Only one Canadian Oliver No. 2 machine is known to exist and only four Canadian Oliver No. 3 machines are known to exist.

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SERIAL NO.
DATE
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CANADIAN NO. 2 INTRODUCED
1896-1897?
ONLY KNOWN CANADIAN NO. 2
1232
1896-1897?
CANADIAN NO. 3 INTRODUCED
1901
EARLIEST KNOWN CANADIAN NO. 3
1946
LATEST KNOWN CANADIAN NO. 3
2536

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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.