Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection



Garvin Machine Co., New York
1891 - serial no.1919 - view patent

An elegant index typewriter, the Peoples is operated with the right hand moving the index pointer while the left hand controls the print, shift and space keys.

An interesting design feature of this typewriter is that the whole carriage is hinged and rocks forwards to make contact with the type-wheel under the nickel-plated disc.

An inked ribbon 'curtain' drops down (now missing) from the edge of the disc, brushing against the type-wheel as it turns.

The second ad below shows the Champion typewriter, a later version of the Peoples with standard ribbon spools attached.

Detailed Typewriter Image


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