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Columbia 1 typewriter - 1885

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Posted 5 years ago


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This beautiful little machine was the first typewriter invented by Charles Spiro, a New York watchmaker, mechanical inventor, and lawyer who went on to create other superb typewriters including the Bar-Lock.

To type, one rotates the black handle to rotate the pointer on the circular index dial to the selected character. The handle is then pushed down, with the selected character on the underside of the type-wheel making contact with the paper.

My collection of 19th century typewriters can be seen at


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