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Bar-Lock

Model 6

Bar-Lock 6
Bar-Lock 6
Bar-Lock 6
Bar-Lock 6

Columbia Typewriter Mfg Co.

Charles Spiro

Original Price: $100-110 (US), 23£ 8s (UK)

1895

S/N: 19988

As you read in the Bar-Lock brand page, this machine was used on American navy ships. It seems they advertised to other governmental and commercial customers as well since the newspaper article to the left, from a year after the pictured Bar-Lock was manufactured, claims the New Zealand and Western Australian Railways also adopted this typewriter (article from The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Aug 1896).