Bar-Lock Model 4
Manufactured by the Columbia Typewriter Company of New York, New York. Patented by Charles Spiro in 1889, the Bar-Lock series had a beautifully sculptured front shield and was one of the most artistic typewriters ever produced. It derived its name from a feature that boasted to provide perfect type alignment. It consisted of a series of pins that were located at the center of impact for each type bar and effectively forced the type bar between the pins, therefore producing perfect alignment. The Bar-Lock has a double keyboard and the type bars stand straight up in a semicircle. They strike forward and down toward the platen. (more...)


Object ID: 559
Manufacturer: Columbia Typewriter Company
Model Number: 4
Serial Number: 10,281
Circa: 1895

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