Chicago 1

Date of appearance: 1899
Manufacturer: Chicago Writing Machine Co.
Made in: Chicago, USA
Originally Sold For: $35
Weight: g
Tags: typewriter

This is an early Chicago showing the patent dates on the front shield. Collector's refer to this model as the 'decorated model'. There are no type bars on the Chicago but a metal cylinder, about the size of ones little finger, with the characters cast onto its surface. The cylinder moves back and forth and rotates to select the characters, then a hammer strikes from the back to make the impression.

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