Duplex Typewriter Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1892 – serial no.1926

Jewett 1 typewriterThe Jewett 1 typewriter is a very fine quality machine. Being an understrike typewriter, one lifts up the carriage to look underneath to see what has been typed. With no shift key in the design, each key has just one character. A double keyboard is required.

The Jewett typewriter was preceded by the Duplex single centre typewriter (seen in this collection) which had followed the Duplex double keyboard typewriter. The double keyboard Duplex was not an efficient design for speed and it would be the Jewett typewriter line, models 1 through 5, which would finally bring success to the company.

“Best in the world! The good points of all other single centre typewriters, and none of the defects, are embodied in a most scientific and thoroughly practical manner in The Jewett Typewriter.”

“It possesses points of superiority that recommend it to all businessmen.”



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