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Typewriter used by B. C. Franklin

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Manufactured by
Remington Rand, American, 1927 - 1955
Used by
B. C. Franklin, American, 1879 - 1960
Medium
metal, plastic, rubber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 1/2 × 17 1/4 × 14 5/8 in. (24.1 × 43.8 × 37.1 cm)
Type
typewriters
Place made
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 1947
Description
Remington Rand model seventeen typewriter with keyboard margin controls used by Buck Colbert Franklin. The typewriter is black with silver lettering. “Remington Rand” is written on the paper table of the typewriter and “Remington” is on the body of the typewriter below the ribbon cover plate. “Remington” is also found on the back of the typewriter at center. The Remington Rand logo is on the back of the typewriter at bottom center. The typewriter has a 4-bank universal keyboard. On the top left of the keyboard is a type bar unjammer lever and ribbon reverse lever, above the KMC key which controls the left margin. On the right, above the KMC key for the right margin, are a 3-position touch regulator and the ribbon height control, including a setting for using the middle of the ribbon. The serial number for the typewriter is J1122912.
Topic
African American
American South
American West
Communication
Law
Technology
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John W. and Karen R. Franklin
Object number
2013.238.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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