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

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 is easy to remove, allowing for another type-wheel to go on with a different 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 allows for a fountain pen to be held in front of the platen, 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 detail image below. 

This typewriter originally sold for $50.00.




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