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The Typewriter Database 1892 North typewriter Serial # 1592 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1892 North typewriter Serial # 1592 The North’s typewriter has the rare design feature of having its type-bars stand up vertically behind the carriage. This gives visible typing, with the type bars swinging down to the top of the platen. However this configuration creates a complicated paper-handling situation that requires two ‘holding baskets’ in the carriage, one for the paper to be rolled into before typing and the other for the paper to roll up into as one typed. So visible typing was achieved but only to the extent that a few lines could be seen before the paper advanced into the lower holding basket.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1892 North typewriter

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1892 North typewriter
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1592

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 08:56AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 08:56AM

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The North’s typewriter has the rare design feature of having its type-bars stand up vertically behind the carriage. This gives visible typing, with the type bars swinging down to the top of the platen. However this configuration creates a complicated paper-handling situation that requires two ‘holding baskets’ in the carriage, one for the paper to be rolled into before typing and the other for the paper to roll up into as one typed. So visible typing was achieved but only to the extent that a few lines could be seen before the paper advanced into the lower holding basket.


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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.

My website is antiquetypewriters.com