Date of appearance: 1890
Manufacturer: Merritt Manufacturing Co.
Made in: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Originally Sold For: $15.00
Weight: g
Tags: typewriter

This intriguing machine operates by sliding the black knob, which is connected to a rack of printers type, back and forth to select a character. Then the knob is pushed down causing a lever to push the selected character up through a guide hole to the underside of the platen. Inking was achieved with two felt rollers that rolled back and forth over the rack of printers type. One lifts the carriage to see what one has typed. "Relieves fatigue from steady use of pen. Improves spelling and punctuation. Interests and instructs children. The entire correspondence of a business house can be done with it."

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