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Protectograph Personal Check Writer Model 1500
(a.k.a Todd Personal Check Protector)
Patented in 1923
Advertised 1925-30
Made by the Todd Protectograph Company (Rochester, NY)

• This pre-WWII antique Protectograph check writing machine is in good conditions, and although it has some rust, the patina is has it should for the it’s age.

• A great collectible that adds an art-deco – industrial look to your space!

* Beautifully aged, comes “as found”: tarnished and worn. This flaws show it's age and provide it with it's unique character and charm.

• Disclaimer: This is an used item and has not been professionally handled to ascertain that it is working in proper conditions. We recommend it to be used only as a decoration or displaying item or to be added to a collection of early business machines.

• The machine is made of green and includes a large label on the bottom that gives all the patent numbers (dating from 1908 to 1923) and operating instructions. Has a cylinder, at right back for the ink, that can be can be opened to re-ink the printing wheel. Supposedly when the handle is pressed down, a number is imprinted in red ink in the check. A top lid opens up to expose the numbered dial and original ink roller. The numbered dial is operated by a control on the right which has its own external display numbers. This dial rotates freely and the handle moves up and down the way it was originally designed to.

• Comes in it’s original and gorgeous, sturdy and well-built wood box in excellent conditions, showing signs of a normal wear and tear from age and use.

• This wooden box closes with a brass latch, that works properly, and is lined with dark red velvet-like material and is absolutly gorgeous.

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Antique office equipment - COLLECTIBLES: Protectograph Personal Check Writer Model 1500 with original WOODEN CASE


  • Vintage Supply from the 1920s
  • Materials: metal, wood, ink, velvet
  • Ships worldwide from Portugal
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