There are no type bars on the Chicago typewriter but instead a type-cylinder is used. This is a cylinder, about the size of ones little finger, with the characters of the keyboard cast onto its surface. The type-cylinder moves back and forth and rotates into position when typing, then a meal rod strikes from the back to push the paper and ribbon against the selected character on the type-cylinder to make the impression.
This typewriter originally sold for $35.00.
“The ability of your fingers to perform rapidly can never equal the capacity of The Chicago to execute quickly.”
“If you must part with $100 when buying a writing machine pay $35 for The Chicago” and give the $65.00 away.”