Sun 1

Date of appearance: 1884
Manufacturer: Sun Type-Writer Co.
Made in: New York, USA
Originally Sold For: $12
Weight: g
Tags: typewriter

This example of the Sun is an early first version, with no carriage shift lever and two ink rollers. The characters that print to the paper are metal, on later versions this part is hardened rubber. The design of the Sun, with the sliding selector, predates the Odell patent of 1889 (seen in this collection). The platen is covered with elegantly stitched kid leather. The Sun types only in capitals. "It is a Perfect Machine, and worth its weight (7 pounds, packed) in gold, both for ease of manipulation and excellence of work."

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