Posted 5 years ago
The Ford typewriter is a striking machine with its beautiful ornate grill and gracefully integrated keyboard. It was a machine to grace the eyes but would not have endeared itself to the typist, as the keys are rather springy and wobbly when typing and the platen surprisingly does not have a line-by-line clicking action. Also the shift keys for capitals and figures require a solid push to operate, not a good design for fast typing.
"THE FIRST WRITING MACHINE adopting ALUMINUM is the FORD TYPEWRITER"
You can see my collection at www.antiquetypewriters.com