189x Daugherty Visible #Unknown
Created: 09-24-2013 at 01:24PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2013 at 01:33PM
We rescued this great old machine from the attic of a home near were it was built! Unfortunately that was 2 years ago and I can't find most of the information on it including the serial number.
However, we do still have the photos!
The plate under the keyboard has patent dates in 1891 and 1892 so our assumption is that this was made during the 1890s.
It was a truly modular machine with the entire keyboard assembly able to be removed by just 2 screws as seen in one of the photos.
Oh, and don't miss the demo video below.
We had a reply from a family member of James Daugherty, the inventor of this great machine. He states that the QWERTY keyboard was made to include the last four letters of the Family name Daugherty. I have ready contrasting opinions on where the QWERTY keyboard came from, but this is his a fun version!
Hunter: Royal Taylor (royalt3)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I love to get old typewriters working again then pass them on to folks that will use and appreciate them!
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