Visible Typewriter Company, New York, 1901 – serial no.24529

Photograph of the Commercial Visible 6 typewriter.The impressive Commercial Visible 6 typewriter has a distinct low profile with a narrow ‘waist’ and features an exquisite gold decal with an eagle centred in the typewriter’s name. 

This typewriter uses a type wheel that can be switched with another to change the font. When typing, a spring loaded hammer behind the carriage swings forward and strikes the paper and ribbon against the type wheel.

The flat metal holder on top of the lefthand ribbon spool holds a fountain pen, allowing the typist to make horizontal or vertical lines by moving the carriage sideways or the paper up and down. A pen is shown held in this clip in the third image below. 

This typewriter originally sold for $50.00.

 

 

 

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