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1899 Keystone 1 Serial # 1239 1899 Keystone 1 typewriter, Serial # 1239 Martin Howard's 1899 Keystone 1 typewriter. 2017-06-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1899 Keystone 1 Serial # 1239 This beautiful portable uses a rotating type selector, shaped like a partial wagon wheel. The characters are molded onto the outside surface of this wheel, which is rotated into position with the depression of a key. Then a spring-driven hammer strikes from behind to push the paper and ribbon against the type wheel. As a result the paper is preloaded into a cylindrical holder behind the platen and unrolls up and out when typing.

1899 Keystone 1 #1239

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:15PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:15PM


Description:

This beautiful portable uses a rotating type selector, shaped like a partial wagon wheel. The characters are molded onto the outside surface of this wheel, which is rotated into position with the depression of a key. Then a spring-driven hammer strikes from behind to push the paper and ribbon against the type wheel. As a result the paper is preloaded into a cylindrical holder behind the platen and unrolls up and out when typing.

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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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