192X Simplex Practical Number 200 #n/a
Created: 03-21-2018 at 04:09PM
Last Edit: 03-21-2018 at 04:09PM
The Simplex is, by some measures, the most successful index typewriter ever. It survived for decades as a toy and was marketed in many different sizes, models, and variations. The Practical 200 is one of the more charming versions, with its mock QWERTY keyboard. I wouldn't recommend trying to write your next novel on this device, but it is a cute conversation piece.
Last US patent date shown is 1521408, granted 1924.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-2019, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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