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1905 Mignon 2 Serial # 22404 1905 Mignon 2 typewriter, Serial # 22404 Martin Howard's 1905 Mignon 2 typewriter. 2017-06-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1905 Mignon 2 Serial # 22404 Despite its unusual appearance the Mignon embodied a very clever design, facilitating a smooth and fast operation for a typewriter with no keyboard. One's thumb and forefinger pinch the black button to move the pointer to a character. This moves the type-cylinder into position over the paper before the black key in front is pushed down to type. The second black key gives a space.

The index plate and the type-cylinder could be changed, allowing for different languages and fonts. The Mignon was popular for three decades and was produced into the early thirties.

1905 Mignon 2 #22404

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:26PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:26PM


Description:

Despite its unusual appearance the Mignon embodied a very clever design, facilitating a smooth and fast operation for a typewriter with no keyboard. One's thumb and forefinger pinch the black button to move the pointer to a character. This moves the type-cylinder into position over the paper before the black key in front is pushed down to type. The second black key gives a space.

The index plate and the type-cylinder could be changed, allowing for different languages and fonts. The Mignon was popular for three decades and was produced into the early thirties.

Typeface Specimen:

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