Spectacular Festival of “Technical Antiques”

COLOGNE, Germany – One of the world’s leading auctioneers for any kind of historically important “Technical Antiques,” Team Koln, will hold its spring sale on May 31, with a tremendous variety of superb collector’s items and museum pieces.

The sale will start with the second part of the Remington Typewriter Museum collection, offering about 200 machines from the early days of the typewriter history: The Sholes and Glidden, estimated at $6,000-$9,000, introduced in 1873 by the Remington & Son Inc., in Illion, N.Y., which became famous as the first successfully sold typewriter in the world.

Other highlights are two of only four ever designed typewriters with the typebars behind the platen to allow for the first time real “visible writing.” This is the Fitch Type Writer of 1891, $18,000-$23,000, and the Brooks of 1885, $5,000-$8,000.

A wonderful example of early industrial design is the International No. 2, $4,000-$7,000, with a double-keyboard from 1893, which showed – as did the Sholes and Glidden – an upstroke typing system.

The complete outfit of the “Edison Mimeograph System” is offered for the very first time in the world and includes the extremely rare Edison Electric Pe, circa 1875, the Edison Mimeograph Duplicator, 1870, and the extremely rare Edison Mimeograph Typewriter, $9,000-$12,000.

Extremely rare and early telephone and telegraph collector’s items, like the early wall phone by Siemens & Halske, 1890s, $2,500-$4,000, or the very unusual Skeleton desk telephone by Deckert & Homolka, Budapest of 1905, $6,000-$9,000.

For more information, call 941-925-0487, or go online to www.Breker.com.

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