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1882 Caligraph 2 Serial # 31194 1882 Caligraph 2 typewriter, Serial # 31194 Martin Howard's 1882 Caligraph 2 typewriter. 2017-06-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1882 Caligraph 2 Serial # 31194 The Caligraph 2 was the first typewriter to be produced with a double keyboard. With no shift key, a double keyboard was needed: black keys for uppercase characters and white keys for lowercase.

1882 Caligraph 2 #31194

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-09-2017 at 07:47PM
Last Edit: 06-09-2017 at 07:47PM


Description:

The Caligraph 2 was the first typewriter to be produced with a double keyboard. With no shift key, a double keyboard was needed: black keys for uppercase characters and white keys for lowercase.

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