Manufacturer: Crandall Machine Co.
Designer: Lucien S. Crandall
Made in: Croton, New York, USA
Originally Sold For: $50
The Crandall New Model is one of the most beautiful typewriters ever made. It has a wonderful curved and ornate Victorian design that is lavishly decorated with hand painted roses and accented with mother-of-pearl. This was the first typewriter to use a single type-element (no type bars) -- well before IBM's Selectric typewriter of 1961 with its ‘Golf ball’ spherical type-element. Like the Selectric, the Crandall’s cylindrical type-element could easily be changed to type with a different font style.