1888 National 1 #1023
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 08:54AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 08:54AM
The National is a compact, unique, and beautiful typewriter.
Model 1 has a slightly thinner profile than model 2 but the most noticeable difference between the two models is the narrow spacebar on Model 1 and the wide spacebar on Model 2.
The type bars hang down in a semi-circle and swing up to strike the underside of the platen, requiring the hinged carriage to be lifted back to reveal the typed lines. The two shift keys, uniquely move the whole keyboard assembly forwards and backwards.
Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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