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1889 Victor (index) Type-Writer Serial # 5293 1889 Victor (index) Type-Writer typewriter, Serial # 5293 Martin Howard's 1889 Victor (index) Type-Writer typewriter. 2017-09-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1889 Victor (index) Type-Writer Serial # 5293 The Victor was the world's first ‘daisy-wheel' typewriter. The daisy-wheel would become a standard feature on the electric typewriters of the 1970s. The Victor's daisy wheel has thin brass spokes radiating from a hub like a bicycle wheel with an embossed rubber character on the end of each spoke.

With an index finger one swings the pointer to select a character. A gear on the other end of the pointer turns the vertical wheel that holds the daisy-wheel and moves the character into position. A rod then pushes the character on the end of a flexible spoke against the paper.

1889 Victor (index) Type-Writer #5293

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:52AM
Last Edit: 09-07-2017 at 08:06PM


Description:

The Victor was the world's first ‘daisy-wheel' typewriter. The daisy-wheel would become a standard feature on the electric typewriters of the 1970s. The Victor's daisy wheel has thin brass spokes radiating from a hub like a bicycle wheel with an embossed rubber character on the end of each spoke.

With an index finger one swings the pointer to select a character. A gear on the other end of the pointer turns the vertical wheel that holds the daisy-wheel and moves the character into position. A rod then pushes the character on the end of a flexible spoke against the paper.

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