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.

An interesting design feature of the Peoples typewriter is that the whole carriage is hinged and rocks forwards to make contact with the type wheel under the nickel-plated disc.

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

The second ad below shows the Champion typewriter, a later version of the Peoples typewriter with standard ribbon spools attached.

 

 

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