The 1914 Chicago Typewriter (12 views) M60 Home

With its lovely curved typebar cover, the excellent Deco curves of the frame, and the golden script name giving the final perfect touch to the appearance of a truly splendid typewriter. All these show well in the photo taken from the right front of the machine.

This Chicago typewriter was built 17 years into Chicago production, and in design varied most obviously from its predecessor, the Chicago 3, in its appearance. Operation of the Chicago has to be seen, really, to be believed as photos usually do not show the machine in its operating position as these pictures do.

In 1914, an assassin in Sarajevo sparked the The Great War, WWI. The Chicago Cubs won 78 games and lost 76, and the "Miracle Boston Braves" won the Series in four straight, the first four-game sweep in World Series history. The United States would enter the "War to End All Wars", as H.G. Wells described it, in 1917, the same year Britain endorsed the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

This is a view of the Chicago not usually seen. The carriage has been extended to its normal, full length. The photo shows the Chicago from the left front. This is a picture just like the one above except from the right front. Not mentioned previously, the wooden ribbon reels stacked on above and just behind the other show the path the ribbon takes from one spool to the other. It's weird, but it works.
Here we see the Chicago from the rear. The carriage is still extended. The star wheel that locks the carriage down is shown here in the center of the carriage frame.To the right of it is a knurled adjustment knob.Below it is the ringer and its hammer. There are two margin locks, one at each end. For a better and more detailed account, reference patent number
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