Museum Artifact: Oliver Typewriter No. 9, model year: 1917
Made By: Oliver Typewriter Co., 159 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL / Factory: Woodstock, IL
"Simplicity, durability, speed, manifolding power, and visible writing are conceded to be the five great essentials in a typewriting machine. We present to the public THE OLIVER as the most striking embodiment of these features, and the most radical d...
Museum Artifact: Woodstock Standard Typewriter, Model No. 5, 1922
Made By: Woodstock Typewriter Company, 300 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL (Offices at 35 N Dearborn St, Chicago)
Woodstock is a sleepy, romantic little town of 25,000, accessible by the Union Pacific Northwest Metra rail line from downtown Chicago—about an hour and a half journey. If you go there, you might recognize it as the stan...
Woodstock Typewriter Company, 300 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL
Though it was built 11 years after the machine profiled on our primary Woodstock Typewriter Company page, this 1933 design is still identified as the same model type—No. 5—just with some minor structural and aesthetic updates from A.C. Roebuck’s original. The top and sides of the machine, for example, are now closed rather than open,...
Oliver Typewriter Company, 159 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL. Factory: Woodstock, IL
"The Oliver Typewriter No. 5, which is now being placed on the market, is the 'last word' in typewriters—a Symphony in Steel. It is scientific in principle, flawless in construction, accurate in adjustment, splendidly efficient in operation."—Oliver Typewriter Co. catalog, 1908