Crown Typewriter

Description (Brief):

This linear index Crown typewriter was manufactured by the National Meter Company of New York, New York around 1894. The Crown typewriter had a design invented by Byron Brooks that was awarded patent number 272,023 on February 13, 1883. A letter could be selected with the pointer, and could be printed in uppercase by pressing the right “CAP” button. The left “FIG” key was pressed to print the associated symbol selected by the pointer.

Date Made: 1894

Maker: National Meter Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.181137Catalog Number: 181137Accession Number: 25588

Object Name: TypewriterOther Terms: Typewriter; Manual

Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in x 9 in; 11.43 cm x 29.845 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_850002

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