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  1. Nice work, Ted! I’ve always thought the Tower brand went into the 60s. Ya learn something new every day :)

  2. Excellent research!

    That relabeled Patria will be hard to research, given how many countries produced Patria clones. I suspect it came from France or Spain.

  3. Great work Ted.

  4. Excellent post Ted. Now I’m curious about the Empire Aristocrat on one of those catalog pages, could that also have been a ‘Sears’ exclusive re-brand of the Hermes Baby?

    1. not that I know of. Empire was a non-related typewriter brand in the UK and sold a lot of Aristocrats in England, so this was more like Sears having Royal QDLs in the catalog (which they also did).

      1. Empire Aristocrats are identical to the Hermes Baby.

  5. I have a “Tower” Single Lens Reflex 35mm camera purchased from Sears around 1964. I think a lot of the photographic gear had the Tower brand.

  6. Just discovered this site. Found a TOWER QUITE TABULATOR, serial number 5ST557607 at a Goodwill for &8.

  7. Hi Ted,

    Interesting stuff.

    fyi, I have a Tower Voyager a.k.a. Skyriter and a Sears-Roebuck Tower ‘Oliver Courier’. I will post details and photos of on these two typewriters to the TWDB next.

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