The Abner Peeler Historic Typewriter Collection, including the Peeler Typewriter, the Abner Peeler 1866 Typewriter Patent, the First Letter sent thru the U.S. mails from Washington D.C., the First Airbrushed Picture, and the First Airbrushed Frame.

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This is a closeup of the letter stain
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The year 1866 is found in the section to the left.
In the lower stain area, the words "I feel" can be seen.
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 To the right of the date, you can faintly see hidden typing.
It turns out to be a series of special typographical symbols that Abner Peeler created.
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Abner used his special symbol in similar fashion to that of an asterisk.
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In his honor, I have named this symbol, an "ABNERISK"
An "Abnerisk" is a plus sign with dots or periods in each corner.
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They are visible in the horizontal stain section to the right.
On this letter he typed a series of 8 of these symbols.
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This is the only printed page in existence to be found with this typographical symbol.
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My theory is that the 8 Abnerisks signify
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the 8th letter Abner typed on his "Writing and Printing Machine"
and mailed back to his wife in Webster City.

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ABNERISK

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The Abnerisks need to be viewed thru a jeweller's loop or magnifying glass, preferrably in bright sunlight.

This is the reason why they were not discovered until 2003.

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Go to Discovery of the Peeler Collection for more information

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