World 1

Typewriter
Date of appearance: 1886
Manufacturer: World Typewriter Co.
Designer: John Becker
Made in: Maine, USA
Originally Sold For: $8
Weight: g
Tags: typewriter


This early and elegant little typewriter uses a swinging pointer to select the characters. At the other end of the pointer is a semi-circular wheel to which a rubber strip with moulded characters was attached (now missing). A metal rod pushed the pliant rubber characters against the paper. Inking was achieved with two little felt ink pads that brushed against the rubber index strip. An ink dropper was used to apply ink as required. "The WORLD TYPEWRITER is the only one that can be conveniently carried by the traveler and can be used anywhere." "A useful and elegant holiday present for ladies and gentlemen."

World 1
World 1 (antiquetypewriters.com)
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