---Oliver 11, 1923
The Oliver 11 Typewriter was the last in a long line of machines which
were first introduced in 1895. Most common are the models No. 5 and No.
9. The majority of Oliver Typewriters are painted olive green. The color
was changed for the No. 11, which is black. All Olivers feature the characteristic
double banks of typebars, standing erect, and flopping down to the platen
from each side. What fun to watch them whipping through the air, hitting
the paper with a healthy "whackety-whack!). Some people say the Oliver
looks like a miniature pipe organ... other call it the "Iron Butterfly."
Machine from Milawaukee Public Museum.
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