Liberty Manufacturing Co. of New York, 1892 – no serial number

Edland typewriter from 1892.Joseph Edland stated his objective was “to produce a type-writer of few parts which is specially adapted for private use, and which may be easily and correctly operated by one who is not familiar with type-writering”. This would have been a most appropriate user, as the Edland typewriter is awkward and very slow to use.

To type on this intriguing typewriter, one moves the index pointer around to a character and then pushes down. Under the index plate is a daisy wheel with each character on a flexible brass ‘finger’. These fingers are pushed to the paper when typing.

 

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