Garvin Machine Co., New York, 1891 – serial no.1919

Photograph of the Peoples typewriter.

The elegant Peoples typewriter is operated with the right hand moving the index pointer while the left hand controls the print, shift and space keys.

A unique and interesting design feature of this typewriter is that the carriage is hinged and rocks forwards to contact the type-wheel under the nickel-plated disk. It is the only typewriter to have this design.

An inked ribbon ‘curtain’ drops down (now missing) from the edge of the disk, brushing against the type wheel as it turns.

The last two ads show the Champion typewriter, a later version of the Peoples, with ribbon spools attached.