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1948 ‘Minitype’ Typewriter

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Released in 1948, the ‘Minitype’ typewriter was the first toy to be manufactured by Minimodels Ltd, founder and inventor Fred Harris. The ‘Minitype’ is a lithographed tinplate metal toy typewriter. Whilst it was well engineered, it was difficult to use since the dial had to be turned by hand in order to print each individual character. According the inventor, Fred Harris “not many were sold, (we) just about covered the costs (and) made a small profit.” although it seems about 30, 000 of the “Minitype” were actually manufactured and sold.

 

This “Minitype is in fairly good condition for its age with general age related wear and use.

 

Dimensions: 22cm (l) x 18cm (w) x 10cm (h)

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mieliesR425,002023-12-04 17:54:55
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mieliesR350,002023-11-30 17:44:37
Start auctionR350,00November 29, 2023 6:01 PM

Released in 1948, the 'Minitype' typewriter was the first toy to be manufactured by Minimodels Ltd, founder and inventor Fred Harris. The 'Minitype' is a lithographed tinplate metal toy typewriter. Whilst it was well engineered, it was difficult to use since the dial had to be turned by hand in order to print each individual character. According the inventor, Fred Harris "not many were sold, (we) just about covered the costs (and) made a small profit." although it seems about 30, 000 of the "Minitype" were actually manufactured and sold.

 

This "Minitype is in fairly good condition for its age with general age related wear and use.

 

Dimensions: 22cm (l) x 18cm (w) x 10cm (h)

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