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Williams typewriter - 1891 - Williams Typewriter Co. Derby, Connecticut

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The most distinguishing aspect of the wonderful William's design is the articulated movement of the type-bars as they traveled to the platen. The type-bars are arranged in two fans on either side of the platen and hop-up and over to the top of the platen when typing. The type-bars, resting on ink pads, were inked when they came back to their starting position. With no ribbon to get between the type-bars and the paper, the printing was very sharp.

You can see my entire collection of 19th century typewriters at my website www.antiquetypewriters.com

I love them all!
Martin

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