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
Garbell Portable Model #1
The Garbell Portable #1 brochure
Adding Machine: design sold to Royal
Toy Gun, 1931
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
A Short Story of the Manual Portable Typewriter
A Timeline of Old Time Typewriters
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