1891 Williams 1 #1590
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:58AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 10:00AM
The unique and wonderful design of the Williams typewriter has the type bars arranged in two symmetrical fans, one on either side of the carriage. With an articulated action they hop up and over to the top of the platen giving visible typing. However, only a few lines were seen at a time before the paper advanced into the rear holding cylinder.
The Williams typewriter had a wonderful responsive touch to the keys and was a great machine to type on. It had considerable success with a model 6 being produced before the company went out of business in 1909.
The curved keyboard models were only made during the first year of production, after which they had straight keyboards. These early curved keyboard models had glass key tops and frames beautifully decorated with floral motifs.
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