1890 Munson 1 #1978
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:30PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:30PM
The Munson typewriter is a remarkable piece of engineering, with a complex and original mechanical design packed into a small frame. With its inner workings largely exposed, the typewriter comes to life with moving rods and levers when in use.
The Munson does not have type bars but uses a horizontal type-cylinder (about the size of one's finger) that slides from side-to-side and rotates to have the correct character move into position. Then a hammer strikes from behind, pushing the paper against the ribbon and type-cylinder. Type-cylinders with different fonts were available and easy to switch around.
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