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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1891 Peoples Index

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1891 Peoples Index
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:03AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 09:03AM

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Peoples Typewriter Galleries
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An elegant index typewriter, the Peoples is operated with the right hand moving the index pointer while the left hand controls the print, shift and space keys.

An interesting design feature of this typewriter is that the whole carriage is hinged and rocks forwards to make contact with the type-wheel under the nickel-plated disc.

An inked ribbon 'curtain' drops down (now missing) from the edge of the disc, brushing against the type-wheel as it turns.

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Martin Howard
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I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

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