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McCool 2

First year of production:
1909?
Company:
Acme-Keystone Manufacturing Co. , Beaver Falls, Pa , USA
Serial nr:
1718

The Acme-Keystone Manufacturing Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was not the most successful of typewriter producers. The three machines it produced, the Keystone, the Sterling and the McCool 2 (there is no McCool 1) are all very rare today.

The McCool was a relatively cheap 3-bank keyboard typewriter. It used a typewheel similar to the Blickensderfer, a hammer that strikes from behind from a sliding rail like the Chicago, and an impression strip along the carriage, similar to the Hammond (photo 3).

Very little is known about the history of the machine. It was invented by William A. McCool who was granted a patent in 1910. The machine was apparently for sale in 1909. Not many were made.

Courtesy of: Casillo collection