Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection

Mignon 2

Mignon 2

A.E.G., Berlin, Germany
1905 - serial no.22404

Despite its unusual appearance the Mignon embodied a very clever design, facilitating a smooth and fast operation for a typewriter with no keyboard. One's thumb and forefinger pinch the black button to move the pointer to a character. This moves the type-cylinder into position over the paper before the black key in front is pushed down to type. The second black key gives a space.

The index plate and the type-cylinder could be changed, allowing for different languages and fonts. The Mignon was popular for three decades and was produced into the early thirties.

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