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1890 Munson 1 Serial # 1978 1890 Munson 1 typewriter, Serial # 1978 Martin Howard's 1890 Munson 1 typewriter. 2017-06-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1890 Munson 1 Serial # 1978 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.

1890 Munson 1 #1978

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:30PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:30PM


Description:

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.

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Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)

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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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