Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




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Commercial Visible Typewriter Company of New York
1898 - serial no.24529 - view patent

This impressive typewriter has a distinct low profile with a narrow 'waist' and features an exquisite gold decal with an eagle centered in the typewriter's name.

This typewriter uses a type-wheel that is easy to remove, allowing for another type-wheel to go on with a different font. When typing, a spring loaded hammer behind the carriage swings forward and strikes the paper and ribbon against the type-wheel.

The flat metal holder on top of the lefthand ribbon spool allows for a fountain pen to be held in front of the platen, allowing the typist to make horizontal or vertical lines by moving the carriage sideways or the paper up and down. A pen is shown, held in this clip, in the third detail image below.

This typewriter originally sold for $50.00.


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