IBM Electricomatic

Description
This electric typewriter was manufactured by the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation around 1935. IBM purchased Electromatic Typewriters, Inc. in 1933, taking over its Rochester, New York factory. After a variety of improvements IBM issued the IBM Electric Typewriter Model 01 in 1935. The innovation of electric typewriters was that each type bar hit the paper with the same force, and that force was more powerful than manual typewriters. This was especially useful in business situations as multiple carbon copies could be produced. IBM continued producing typewriters, including the very popular Selectric model, throughout the 20th century until 1990.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
maker
International Business Machines Corp.
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 18 3/4 in x 16 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 47.625 cm x 41.91 cm
ID Number
ME*336753
catalog number
336753
accession number
1978.2227
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Typewriters
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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