the Garbell Typewriter

Uncle Max Garbell designed and manufactured these sleek portables:
5 1/2 pounds, carriage gear driven, rocker bearing, double ball bearing races.
Model #3 shown above

The first non-folding portable typewriter

Another view of Model #3, 1920

Lee Garbell & his #3

 

The Garbell Portable Model #1
The Garbell Portable #1 brochure

Adding Machine: design sold to Royal

Toy Gun, 1931

Scale, 1937

Han-D-Hanger-Hooks

The Garbell Typewriter Co., Inc.
1812 Ellen Street
, Chicago, Illinois
Factory rear view, circa 1919

More Garbell Typewriter Co photos
Patent papers & photos courtesy of Lee Garbell

Typewriter Links:

A Short Story of the Manual Portable Typewriter

A Timeline of Old Time Typewriters


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The Garbell Typewriter page is a recipient of the

Majon Web Select "SEAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD"

Because this is a major award, I received a lamp in the
shape of a woman's leg wearing a nylon stocking
.

page updated 28 July 2009