Most will know by now that the Northern Arizona University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona, has notified typewriter collectors of auctions for 28 typewriters.
Sadly, I can’t show images of any of the machines up for auction as the website won’t allow me – seems pretty silly when they’re trying to promote these auctions!
The auctions end in the next few days, although it would appear that at least some are “open-ended”. Not sure how that works!? Most interest at the moment is being shown in a Williams, a Chicago, a Hammond and a Blickensderfer.
The university says, “We have recently reassessed object collections at the university and determined that the typewriters … are no longer relevant to the university’s mission.” Typewriters range from the 1880s to the 1950s.
The online public auction site, called Public Surplus Auction, is at http://www.publicsurplus.com
To view the typewriters, type “antique typewriter” in the search box. They start at 707512 and end at 707539.