Electromatic Typewriter

Description
This is an Electromatic brand electric typewriter. The Electromatic typewriter was first manufactured in 1924 by the North East Electric Company. The North East Electric Company produced the motor and base, and used a Remington model 12 as the typewriter. The North East Electric Company became the Electromatic Typewriter Company before being purchased by IBM in 1933. The Electromatic operated with a motor controlling all aspects of typing, from the type bar to the carriage returns, allowing the user to operate the typewriter without their fingers ever leaving the keyboard. This typewriter was once used by the United States Navy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter, electric, electromatic
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 13 in x 17 in; 25.4 cm x 33.02 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
1993.0278.01
catalog number
1993.0278.01
accession number
1993.0278
subject
Typewriters
Computers & Business Machines
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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