Franklin Model Medallion
The Franklin Typewriter Company of Boston, Massachusetts, manufactured the Franklin. Wellington Parker Kidder of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, was the inventor. Kidder earlier invented another typewriter mechanism that resulted in the Wellington typewriter. The Franklin has a down stroke action where the type bars rested in a standing semicircle in front and above the platen. In 1907, the Victor Typewriter Company took over the Franklin and released their front stroke Victor typewriter. The Franklin Typewriter Company did not number all of their different models sequentially. This makes it necessary for a collector to rely on the serial numbers and old adbertising to determine a sequence of  (more...)


Object ID: 1047
Manufacturer: Franklin Typewriter Company
Model Number: Medallion
Serial Number: 618
Circa: 1891

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