1890 Merritt Type Writer #7867
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:25PM
Last Edit: 07-19-2018 at 05:56PM
This intriguing machine operates by sliding the black knob, which is connected to a rack of printers' type, back and forth to select a character. Then the knob is pushed down causing a lever to push the selected character up through a guide hole to the underside of the platen. Inking is achieved with two felt rollers that rolled back and forth over the rack of printers' type. One lifts the carriage to see what one has typed.
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
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